Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 18/1/2020

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: 8.63%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.79%

1

0

1

Greenoak Neo

7.56%

2

1

8

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.63%

3

1

6

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.68%

4

0

2

Letham Lamgarth

7.70%

5

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.73%

6

1

23

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.92%

7

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.92%

8

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.95%

9

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.98%

10

0

5

Collafirth Tyson

8.02%

11

0

5

Tolsta Fergus

8.02%

12

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.03%

13

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.12%

14

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.12%

15

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.14%

16

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.20%

17

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.20%

18

2

2

Geldron Faddom

8.21%

19

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.23%

20

6

9

Hollington Leslie

8.23%

21

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.26%

22

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.27%

23

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.28%

24

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.28%

25

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.29%

26

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.31%

27

0

4

St Tudwals Madoc

8.32%

28

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.33%

29

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.35%

30

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.36%

31

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.37%

32

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.38%

33

6

14

Lincwold Sonny

8.39%

34

0

2

Torroboll Arnie

8.39%

35

1

7

Penlas Sycamore

8.39%

36

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.42%

37

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.42%

38

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.42%

39

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.45%

40

0

0

Ustaness Allie

8.46%

41

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.46%

42

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.46%

43

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.47%

44

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.48%

45

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.49%

46

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.50%

47

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.51%

48

0

1

Newsham Raven

8.51%

49

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.53%

50

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.53%

51

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.54%

52

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.56%

53

0

2

Diemwnt Ellian

8.58%

54

1

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.59%

55

0

0

North House Haldor

8.61%

56

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.62%

57

0

4

North House Weston

8.63%

58

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.63%

59

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.63%

60

2

3

Hengistbury Genghis

8.64%

61

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.64%

62

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.65%

63

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.66%

64

1

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.66%

65

2

2

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.66%

66

1

5

Emgee Nigel

8.66%

67

1

1

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.67%

68

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.67%

69

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.68%

70

0

6

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.69%

71

3

15

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.70%

72

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.70%

73

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.72%

74

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.74%

75

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.75%

76

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.76%

77

0

1

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.76%

78

0

10

Collafirth Hamish

8.76%

79

0

2

Little Wyld Clyde

8.76%

80

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.77%

81

0

13

Sinclair Bay David

8.77%

82

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.77%

83

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.78%

84

4

6

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.81%

85

1

5

Diemwnt Derw

8.82%

86

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.83%

87

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.83%

88

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.83%

89

0

1

Carn Bhren Guga

8.84%

90

9

19

Wharncliffe Peston

8.84%

91

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.86%

92

0

4

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.87%

93

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.90%

94

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.90%

95

0

7

Tabor Adam

8.91%

96

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.92%

97

3

12

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.92%

98

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.93%

99

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.93%

100

1

5

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.94%

101

1

11

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.95%

102

4

6

Newsham Robin

8.95%

103

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.96%

104

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.97%

105

2

18

Geldron Greff

8.98%

106

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.99%

107

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.99%

108

0

0

Charmfield Angus

9.02%

109

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.02%

110

1

11

Emgee Percival

9.05%

111

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.12%

112

2

4

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.19%

113

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.20%

114

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.23%

115

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.29%

116

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.37%

117

6

15

Collafirth Bagheera

9.39%

118

0

2

Drumlough Isaac

9.46%

119

1

6

Collafirth Odin

9.52%

120

6

3

Meadow Corbie

9.53%

121

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.53%

122

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.53%

123

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.59%

124

1

4

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.82%

125

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.94%

126

8

28

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls

136 animals. Overall mean: 8.51%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.71%

1

AI Dead

13

51

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.06%

2

AI

0

1

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.24%

3

AI Dead

1

1

St Trinians Mansie

7.25%

4

AI Dead

6

24

Hengae Fearsome

7.37%

5

AI Dead

6

21

Greenoak Neo

7.49%

6

 

1

8

Randolph Fergus

7.58%

7

AI Dead

1

19

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

8

 

0

2

Stanemore Odin

7.66%

9

AI Dead

12

38

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.71%

10

 

1

6

Templeson Victor

7.72%

11

 

1

23

Letham Lamgarth

7.73%

12

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.94%

13

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.96%

14

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.99%

15

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

8.00%

16

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.04%

17

 

0

5

Blue Cedar Sparky

8.06%

18

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.09%

19

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.10%

20

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.10%

21

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.10%

22

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.11%

23

 

0

5

North House Victor

8.13%

24

AI Dead

1

9

The Point Jacobite

8.14%

25

 

6

9

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.17%

26

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.20%

27

AI Dead

1

4

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

28

 

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.22%

29

 

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.23%

30

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.24%

31

AI

0

4

Fleet Climper

8.24%

32

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.24%

33

 

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.25%

34

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.26%

35

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.27%

36

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.29%

37

 

6

14

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

38

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.31%

39

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.31%

40

 

2

2

St Tudwals Madoc

8.31%

41

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.31%

42

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.33%

43

 

0

2

Torroboll Arnie

8.35%

44

 

1

7

Little Wyld Charlie

8.35%

45

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.37%

46

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.38%

47

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.38%

48

 

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.38%

49

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.39%

50

 

0

1

Lincwold Trueman

8.40%

51

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.41%

52

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.42%

53

 

0

0

Ustaness Allie

8.42%

54

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.45%

55

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.45%

56

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.47%

57

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.48%

58

 

0

2

Hengistbury Gary

8.49%

59

 

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.49%

60

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.50%

61

 

1

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.50%

62

 

2

3

Manod Llewelyn

8.51%

63

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.54%

64

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.56%

65

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.56%

66

 

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.56%

67

 

0

4

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.58%

68

 

3

15

Emgee Nigel

8.58%

69

 

1

1

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.60%

70

 

1

5

Maxfield Edward

8.61%

71

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.61%

72

 

1

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.61%

73

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.62%

74

 

0

6

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.63%

75

 

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.64%

76

 

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.65%

77

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.66%

78

 

0

10

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.66%

79

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.66%

80

 

2

2

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.67%

81

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.67%

82

 

0

2

Trondra Arrow

8.67%

83

AI Dead

2

23

Rosedean Viento

8.68%

84

 

0

1

Glachbeg Casper

8.68%

85

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.68%

86

 

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.69%

87

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.69%

88

 

1

5

Broadacres Bruce

8.70%

89

 

0

13

Carn Bhren Guga

8.70%

90

 

9

19

Bluestone Borris

8.71%

91

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.71%

92

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.71%

93

 

4

6

Sinclair Bay David

8.71%

94

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.72%

95

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.72%

96

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.72%

97

 

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.75%

98

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.75%

99

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.77%

100

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.77%

101

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.80%

102

 

0

7

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.80%

103

 

1

11

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.80%

104

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.81%

105

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.81%

106

 

0

4

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.82%

107

 

2

18

Wharncliffe Peter

8.82%

108

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.84%

109

 

1

5

Meadow Thrush

8.86%

110

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.86%

111

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.86%

112

 

0

0

Geldron Greff

8.86%

113

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.86%

114

 

0

1

Carn Bhren Isak

8.87%

115

 

1

11

Cwrdu Morgan

8.88%

116

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.91%

117

 

3

12

Charmfield Angus

8.91%

118

 

0

0

Emgee Percival

8.96%

119

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.97%

120

 

2

4

Renwick Renoir

9.00%

121

AI Dead

2

8

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.02%

122

 

4

6

Meadow Wren

9.07%

123

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.10%

124

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.13%

125

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.18%

126

 

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.19%

127

 

6

15

Collafirth Bagheera

9.28%

128

 

0

2

Drumlough Isaac

9.33%

129

 

1

6

Meadow Corbie

9.38%

130

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.38%

131

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.38%

132

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.41%

133

 

6

3

Wharncliffe Jack

9.49%

134

 

1

4

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.70%

135

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.79%

136

 

8

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