Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 4/1/2020

The Kinship Analysis below comprises two lists of bulls. The first list is the Live Bulls list, which shows all registered living bulls in the breed, ranked according to their relatedness to each other. The bull at the top of the list is the one with the least relatedness to the others in the list, meaning that his genetics are least represented in the live bull population. If you are looking to use kinship analysis to guide you as to a suitable bull for your cows it would normally be preferable to use bulls closer to the top of the list so that their less-used genetics are recycled back into the gene pool, thus helping to keep it in balance.

However, at the current time, as can be seen by the percentages, the difference between the bull at the top of the list and the bull at the bottom of the list is small, meaning that there is not a great difference between the bulls in terms of their relatedness to each other. So, if a bull is placed lower down the list, this should not be a deterrent to using him if he is suitable in other respects. Factors such as conformation, temperament, size and type, as well as number of progeny and relatedness to the cows to be served, are more important at this moment than position in the kinship analysis.

In the interests of genetic diversity as many different bulls as possible should be used. However, this is on the proviso that they conform to the breed standard and are free of faults and undesirable attributes. If considering keeping a bull calf entire please seek advice as to his genetics and physical characteristics. Not all bull calves will be suitable to use as bulls and a poor choice can reverberate through the small gene pool. Regarding matching a bull with a cow it is generally desirable that the resulting calf has a low COI (Coefficients of Inbreeding).

Note that the kinship analysis list changes as bulls are born and die. A bull will move up and down the list depending on the number of bulls related to him in the list at the same time.

The second list is the Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls list. This list has been compiled so that breeders contemplating using AI can check and see how the AI bulls, both dead and alive, rank within the current population of live bulls. The Status column indicates which bulls are the AI bulls and whether they are alive or dead. Once again, the difference between the bull on the top of the list and the bull on the bottom of the list is small, so factors other than a bull's position on the list will play a part in determining which bull to use. Seven of the AI bulls are available through the SCHBS Semen Store. Information about them can be found under the Semen Store tab on the Home Page. Further bulls are available through the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Please note that kinship is not the only consideration in choosing a suitable bull. The breed analysis reports prepared by Lawrence Alderson should also be used and provide an overall picture of the genetic health of the breed. They can be found under the Breeding tab on the home page.

The data for this Kinship Analysis page has been reproduced in collaboration with Shetland Cattle Breeders Association.

Live Bulls

126 animals. Overall mean: 8.67%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.04%

1

3

7

Greenoak Neo

7.43%

2

1

13

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.52%

3

1

6

Templeson Victor

7.54%

4

1

37

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.69%

5

0

4

Letham Lamgarth

7.85%

6

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.91%

7

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.99%

8

0

6

Stairfoot Francis

8.01%

9

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.02%

10

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.04%

11

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.06%

12

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.09%

13

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.09%

14

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.13%

15

2

6

Stackyard Erik

8.13%

16

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.13%

17

6

15

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.16%

18

0

0

Hartons Jack

8.18%

19

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.18%

20

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.20%

21

0

1

Hengistbury Galileo

8.21%

22

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.23%

23

1

1

Littlester Laurence

8.27%

24

0

2

Hollington Leslie

8.30%

25

0

5

Ustaness Xerxes

8.30%

26

0

9

Little Wyld Barny

8.31%

27

0

1

Carn Bhren James

8.32%

28

0

7

Lincwold Sonny

8.34%

29

0

3

Collafirth Tyson

8.36%

30

3

8

Hengistbury Gary

8.37%

31

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.37%

32

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.40%

33

1

1

Selbiehill Pedro

8.41%

34

1

3

Blackmyre Flynn

8.42%

35

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.42%

36

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.42%

37

1

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.43%

38

1

7

Penlas Sycamore

8.43%

39

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.43%

40

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.44%

41

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.46%

42

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.46%

43

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.47%

44

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.48%

45

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.49%

46

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.49%

47

0

2

Meadow Rook

8.51%

48

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.52%

49

0

0

Glachbeg Mason

8.52%

50

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.55%

51

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.56%

52

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.58%

53

0

0

Milligord Davie

8.58%

54

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.58%

55

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.62%

56

0

0

Hjem Holyfield

8.65%

57

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.65%

58

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.65%

59

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.67%

60

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.68%

61

3

3

Bluestone Borris

8.69%

62

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.69%

63

1

1

Blazefield Beano

8.71%

64

4

7

Hollington Lancelot

8.75%

65

2

2

Balearn Fergus

8.76%

66

1

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.76%

67

0

0

North House Weston

8.76%

68

1

2

Balearn Ruben

8.77%

69

0

7

Sinclair Bay David

8.78%

70

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.78%

71

0

6

Glachbeg Casper

8.79%

72

1

2

Carn Bhren Guga

8.81%

73

10

22

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.81%

74

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.82%

75

0

0

Match Wharncliffe Peter

8.82%

76

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.82%

77

0

3

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.82%

78

3

13

Carn Bhren Liam

8.83%

79

0

4

Whinpot Brume

8.83%

80

1

5

Rosedean Viento

8.87%

81

0

1

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.88%

82

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.88%

83

2

17

Match Wharncliffe Quintin

8.88%

84

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.88%

85

2

4

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.89%

86

4

8

Schiehallion Magnum

8.90%

87

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.91%

88

1

11

Gwendraeth Ivor

8.92%

89

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.93%

90

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.95%

91

1

12

Boars Loki

8.95%

92

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.95%

93

0

0

Collafirth Roland

8.95%

94

0

0

Boars Thor

8.95%

95

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.95%

96

1

14

Minarvi Andy

8.96%

97

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.96%

98

1

9

Clunes Magnus

8.97%

99

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.99%

100

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.99%

101

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.00%

102

1

11

Stenscholl Paddy

9.04%

103

1

1

Emgee Quinn

9.05%

104

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.07%

105

4

5

Cherry Abe

9.08%

106

1

2

Newsham Robin

9.08%

107

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.10%

108

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.10%

109

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

9.14%

110

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.17%

111

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.20%

112

0

0

Emgee Quigley

9.25%

113

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.27%

114

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.37%

115

1

7

Whinpot Red Adair

9.37%

116

3

9

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.41%

117

1

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.46%

118

2

2

Collafirth Odin

9.47%

119

9

7

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.47%

120

0

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.51%

121

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.60%

122

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.60%

123

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.60%

124

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.62%

125

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.84%

126

1

4

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls   

137 animals. Overall mean: 8.54%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.75%

1

AI Dead

13

54

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.23%

2

AI Dead

1

1

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.30%

3

AI

3

7

Hengae Fearsome

7.30%

4

AI Dead

6

22

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.34%

5

AI Dead

3

35

Randolph Fergus

7.36%

6

AI Dead

1

19

Templeson Victor

7.53%

7

 

1

37

Greenoak Neo

7.53%

8

 

1

13

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.60%

9

 

1

6

St Trinians Mansie

7.61%

10

AI Dead

7

24

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

11

 

0

4

Letham Lamgarth

7.85%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.91%

13

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.97%

14

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.99%

15

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.00%

16

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.00%

17

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.06%

18

 

6

15

Hartons Jack

8.10%

19

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.11%

20

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.11%

21

 

0

6

Geldron Faddom

8.13%

22

 

1

1

Fleet Elvys

8.13%

23

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.15%

24

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.15%

25

 

0

1

An Darach Anderson

8.15%

26

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.15%

27

AI Dead

1

9

North House Frosty

8.16%

28

AI Dead

1

4

Stanemore Odin

8.19%

29

AI Dead

14

38

Ustaness Xerxes

8.20%

30

 

0

9

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

31

 

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.23%

32

 

0

2

Wild Meadows Charles

8.23%

33

 

2

6

Carn Bhren James

8.23%

34

AI

0

7

Stackyard Erik

8.24%

35

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.25%

36

 

0

1

Hollington Leslie

8.26%

37

 

0

5

Lincwold Sonny

8.27%

38

 

0

3

Hengistbury Gary

8.28%

39

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.29%

40

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.34%

41

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.34%

42

 

1

3

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.34%

43

 

1

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.35%

44

 

3

8

Castle Croft Bryn

8.36%

45

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.37%

46

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.37%

47

 

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.39%

48

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.41%

49

 

1

7

Rowland Montrose

8.42%

50

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.42%

51

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.43%

52

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.43%

53

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.44%

54

 

0

0

Glachbeg Mason

8.45%

55

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.47%

56

 

1

1

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.48%

57

 

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.48%

58

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.48%

59

 

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.49%

60

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.50%

61

 

0

2

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.55%

62

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.55%

63

 

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.55%

64

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.56%

65

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.56%

66

 

0

0

Hjem Holyfield

8.59%

67

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.60%

68

 

1

1

Milligord Davie

8.60%

69

 

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.61%

70

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.63%

71

 

4

7

Bluestone Borris

8.64%

72

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.65%

73

 

2

2

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.66%

74

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.66%

75

 

3

3

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.68%

76

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.68%

77

 

1

0

Balearn Ruben

8.69%

78

 

0

7

Carn Bhren Guga

8.70%

79

 

10

22

Match Wharncliffe Peter

8.70%

80

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.71%

81

 

0

3

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.71%

82

 

0

6

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.71%

83

 

2

17

Hollins Bobby

8.71%

84

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.71%

85

 

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.74%

86

 

1

5

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.75%

87

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.75%

88

AI Dead

2

26

Match Wharncliffe Quintin

8.76%

89

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.76%

90

 

0

1

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.76%

91

 

1

11

Carn Bhren Liam

8.76%

92

 

0

4

Schiehallion Magnum

8.77%

93

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.80%

94

 

3

13

Gwendraeth Ivor

8.80%

95

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.81%

96

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.82%

97

 

1

12

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.83%

98

 

2

4

Charmfield Angus

8.83%

99

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.84%

100

 

1

9

Carn Bhren Isak

8.84%

101

 

1

11

Meadow Thrush

8.84%

102

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.84%

103

 

0

0

Boars Loki

8.85%

104

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.85%

105

 

1

14

Boars Thor

8.86%

106

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.86%

107

 

1

2

Minarvi Andy

8.87%

108

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.90%

109

 

1

2

Emgee Quinn

8.93%

110

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.95%

111

 

4

8

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.96%

112

 

4

5

Newsham Robin

8.97%

113

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.99%

114

 

1

2

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.01%

115

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.01%

116

 

0

0

Collafirth Roland

9.02%

117

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

9.02%

118

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.03%

119

 

1

1

Clunes Magnus

9.04%

120

 

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.04%

121

 

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.06%

122

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.12%

123

 

0

0

Emgee Quigley

9.12%

124

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.19%

125

AI Dead

3

16

Drumlough Isaac

9.22%

126

 

1

7

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.29%

127

 

1

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.31%

128

 

3

9

Rockytoon Geordie

9.31%

129

 

2

2

Collafirth Odin

9.34%

130

 

9

7

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.35%

131

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.36%

132

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.43%

133

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.43%

134

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.43%

135

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.49%

136

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.69%

137

 

1

4