Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 16/9/2019

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

132 animals. Overall mean: 8.61%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.72%

1

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.51%

2

1

6

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.59%

3

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.73%

4

1

22

Greenoak Neo

7.74%

5

1

8

Letham Lamgarth

7.76%

6

0

0

Aidlew Earl

7.77%

7

0

0

Meadow Bert

7.79%

8

0

0

Pepperbox Oscar

7.83%

9

0

0

St Tudwals Andras

7.93%

10

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.93%

11

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.93%

12

0

2

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.95%

13

0

0

Balnas Archie

7.97%

14

0

0

Aidlew Baron

7.98%

15

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.99%

16

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

8.06%

17

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.11%

18

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.11%

19

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.14%

20

0

5

Beechcroft Django

8.15%

21

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.16%

22

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.19%

23

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.20%

24

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.22%

25

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.23%

26

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.25%

27

3

5

St Trinians Ian

8.29%

28

0

0

North House Andy

8.30%

29

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.30%

30

2

2

Lincwold Sonny

8.31%

31

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.31%

32

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.32%

33

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.34%

34

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.34%

35

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.34%

36

1

3

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.39%

37

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.41%

38

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.41%

39

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.43%

40

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.44%

41

0

0

Geldron Feth

8.45%

42

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.46%

43

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.47%

44

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.48%

45

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.48%

46

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.49%

47

0

1

Emgee Nigel

8.49%

48

1

1

Castle Croft Bryn

8.50%

49

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.50%

50

6

14

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.51%

51

1

9

Diemwnt Ellian

8.52%

52

0

0

Diemwnt Clive

8.52%

53

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.53%

54

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.53%

55

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.53%

56

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.54%

57

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.56%

58

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.57%

59

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.58%

60

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.58%

61

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.58%

62

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.59%

63

0

4

Wharncliffe Keane

8.59%

64

0

2

Balearn Fergus

8.59%

65

1

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.59%

66

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.62%

67

0

5

Hengistbury Gary

8.62%

68

0

0

Geldron Gadderie

8.62%

69

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.63%

70

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.64%

71

0

0

Greelaw Boris

8.64%

72

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.65%

73

2

3

Geldron Faddom

8.67%

74

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.68%

75

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.68%

76

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.68%

77

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.70%

78

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.71%

79

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.73%

80

1

5

Stenscholl Paddy

8.75%

81

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.76%

82

0

6

Geldron Gaet

8.76%

83

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.76%

84

6

9

Geldron Furt

8.77%

85

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.77%

86

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.78%

87

1

5

Sinclair Bay David

8.79%

88

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.80%

89

0

8

Carn Bhren Liam

8.80%

90

0

0

North House Haldor

8.80%

91

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.82%

92

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.82%

93

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.83%

94

0

11

North House Rorie

8.83%

95

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.85%

96

4

6

Tabor Adam

8.85%

97

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.85%

98

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.85%

99

2

18

Carn Bhren Isak

8.86%

100

0

9

Whinpot Red Adair

8.86%

101

1

2

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.87%

102

3

13

Castle Croft Bart

8.88%

103

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.92%

104

0

0

Emgee Percival

8.95%

105

0

0

Geldron Gluff

8.95%

106

0

0

Trondra Trump

8.96%

107

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.97%

108

1

9

Collafirth Hamish

8.99%

109

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.99%

110

9

20

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.04%

111

3

5

Wharncliffe Jacob

9.05%

112

2

4

Minarvi Mr Broon

9.06%

113

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

9.08%

114

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

9.13%

115

0

0

Hartons Marcus

9.13%

116

0

0

St Trinians Hero

9.17%

117

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.18%

118

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.24%

119

2

2

Geldron Grind

9.25%

120

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.30%

121

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.33%

122

1

5

Geldron Glyed

9.36%

123

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.40%

124

0

0

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.41%

125

2

6

Collafirth Bagheera

9.42%

126

0

0

Rockytoon Gibby

9.45%

127

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.51%

128

6

15

Wharncliffe Jack

9.54%

129

1

3

Rockytoon Geordie

9.60%

130

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.74%

131

7

23

Collafirth Odin

9.94%

132

6

3

Live Bulls and AI Bulls

142 animals. Overall mean: 8.50%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.66%

1

AI Dead

13

50

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.99%

2

 AI

0

0

St Trinians Mansie

7.10%

3

AI Dead

6

24

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.20%

4

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.35%

5

AI Dead

6

17

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.57%

6

 

0

2

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.60%

7

 

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.66%

8

 

1

8

Randolph Fergus

7.67%

9

AI Dead

1

19

Templeson Victor

7.71%

10

 

1

22

Meadow Bert

7.76%

11

 

0

0

Letham Lamgarth

7.79%

12

 

0

0

Aidlew Earl

7.80%

13

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.84%

14

AI Dead

12

37

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.92%

15

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.94%

16

 

0

0

St Tudwals Andras

7.96%

17

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

8.05%

18

 

0

0

Beechcroft Django

8.05%

19

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.06%

20

 

0

2

Stairfoot Francis

8.08%

21

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.09%

22

 

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.09%

23

 

0

0

Pepperbox Oscar

8.10%

24

 

0

0

Aidlew Baron

8.10%

25

 

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

8.13%

26

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.16%

27

 

0

5

Tabor Alan

8.17%

28

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.20%

29

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.20%

30

 

3

5

Hollington Leslie

8.20%

31

 

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.21%

32

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.21%

33

 

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.22%

34

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.23%

35

 

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.25%

36

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.25%

37

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.29%

38

 

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.30%

39

 

1

3

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.31%

40

 

0

0

Geldron Feth

8.32%

41

 

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.33%

42

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.33%

43

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.34%

44

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.34%

45

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.35%

46

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.35%

47

AI Dead

1

9

Gillarunna Robbie

8.38%

48

 

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.39%

49

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.40%

50

 

2

2

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.41%

51

 

6

14

Hollington Lancelot

8.42%

52

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.43%

53

 

1

1

Castle Croft Bryn

8.43%

54

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.43%

55

 

0

1

Diemwnt Ellian

8.44%

56

 

0

0

Diemwnt Clive

8.44%

57

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.44%

58

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.46%

59

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.48%

60

 

0

0

North House Andy

8.49%

61

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

62

 

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.49%

63

 

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.49%

64

 

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.49%

65

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Keane

8.50%

66

 

0

2

Oxmoor Magnus

8.50%

67

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.51%

68

 

0

0

Geldron Gadderie

8.51%

69

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.52%

70

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.52%

71

 

2

3

Hengistbury Gary

8.52%

72

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.52%

73

 

1

9

Trondra Arrow

8.53%

74

AI Dead

2

22

Whinpot Brume

8.53%

75

 

0

4

Windgates Gingernut

8.53%

76

 

0

5

Geldron Faddom

8.54%

77

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.54%

78

AI Dead

1

4

Hartons Mike

8.54%

79

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.55%

80

 

1

0

Treetops Norval

8.55%

81

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.59%

82

 

0

0

Greelaw Boris

8.59%

83

 

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.60%

84

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.61%

85

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.63%

86

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.64%

87

 

6

9

Geldron Gaet

8.65%

88

 

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.65%

89

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.67%

90

 

1

5

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.67%

91

 

1

5

Geldron Furt

8.68%

92

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.69%

93

 

0

6

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.70%

94

 

0

8

Castle Croft Boris

8.71%

95

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.71%

96

 

2

18

Glachbeg Casper

8.72%

97

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.72%

98

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.73%

99

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.73%

100

 

0

9

Sinclair Bay David

8.74%

101

 

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.74%

102

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.75%

103

 

3

13

Carn Bhren Liam

8.75%

104

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.76%

105

 

0

11

Treetops Norris

8.76%

106

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bart

8.77%

107

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.78%

108

 

1

2

Blazefield Beano

8.78%

109

 

4

6

Stenscholl Paddy

8.79%

110

 

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.82%

111

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.83%

112

 

1

9

Carn Bhren Guga

8.85%

113

 

9

20

Geldron Gluff

8.86%

114

 

0

0

Emgee Percival

8.86%

115

 

0

0

Trondra Trump

8.88%

116

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.88%

117

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.89%

118

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.93%

119

 

2

4

North House Rorie

8.96%

120

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.98%

121

 

0

0

Minarvi Mr Broon

8.98%

122

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.04%

123

AI Dead

2

5

Cwrdu Morgan

9.07%

124

 

0

0

Hartons Marcus

9.08%

125

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.08%

126

 

2

2

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.10%

127

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.10%

128

 

3

5

St Trinians Hero

9.10%

129

 

0

0

Geldron Grind

9.11%

130

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.19%

131

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.21%

132

 

1

5

Geldron Glyed

9.24%

133

 

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.26%

134

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.31%

135

 

2

6

Collafirth Bagheera

9.31%

136

 

0

0

Rockytoon Gibby

9.32%

137

 

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.33%

138

 

6

15

Wharncliffe Jack

9.45%

139

 

1

3

Rockytoon Geordie

9.47%

140

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.61%

141

 

7

23

Collafirth Odin

9.81%

142

 

6

3