Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 18/2/2020

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

135 animals. Overall mean: 8.63%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.98%

1

1

4

Greenoak Neo

7.53%

2

1

8

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.61%

3

1

6

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.69%

4

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.72%

5

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.76%

6

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.88%

7

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.90%

8

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.92%

9

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.93%

10

0

0

Fleet Elvys

7.93%

11

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

7.98%

12

0

6

Tolsta Fergus

7.98%

13

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.03%

14

0

5

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.06%

15

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.07%

16

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.12%

17

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.17%

18

0

1

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

19

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

20

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.22%

21

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.23%

22

2

2

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.23%

23

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.24%

24

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.25%

25

6

9

Carn Bhren James

8.26%

26

0

5

St Trinians Ian

8.26%

27

0

2

Blackmyre Flynn

8.27%

28

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.29%

29

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.29%

30

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.31%

31

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.32%

32

6

14

Fleet Climper

8.32%

33

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.34%

34

1

5

Castle Croft Bryn

8.34%

35

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.36%

36

0

3

Ustaness Allie

8.36%

37

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.37%

38

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.37%

39

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.39%

40

0

1

Lincwold Sonny

8.40%

41

0

2

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.41%

42

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.42%

43

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.43%

44

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.43%

45

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.43%

46

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.46%

47

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.46%

48

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.47%

49

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.47%

50

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.48%

51

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.50%

52

0

2

Newsham Raven

8.52%

53

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.52%

54

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.53%

55

1

5

Hengistbury Gary

8.53%

56

0

0

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.54%

57

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.55%

58

1

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.56%

59

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.58%

60

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.58%

61

2

3

Hengistbury Genghis

8.58%

62

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.58%

63

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.59%

64

0

2

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.60%

65

0

0

North House Haldor

8.60%

66

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.61%

67

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.61%

68

2

2

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.61%

69

0

0

North House Weston

8.62%

70

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.64%

71

1

1

Maxfield Edward

8.67%

72

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.67%

73

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.67%

74

0

1

Cherry Abe

8.68%

75

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.69%

76

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.69%

77

0

6

Balearn Fergus

8.70%

78

1

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.70%

79

1

2

Treetops Norris

8.71%

80

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.72%

81

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.73%

82

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.74%

83

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.77%

84

1

5

Diemwnt Derw

8.78%

85

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.78%

86

1

4

Blazefield Beano

8.79%

87

4

6

Wharncliffe Peston

8.80%

88

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.80%

89

0

10

Castle Croft Boris

8.81%

90

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.82%

91

0

13

Sinclair Bay David

8.82%

92

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.86%

93

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.86%

94

1

11

Little Wyld Clyde

8.87%

95

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.87%

96

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.87%

97

0

7

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.88%

98

0

2

Glen Roy Ralph

8.89%

99

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.90%

100

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.90%

101

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.91%

102

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.91%

103

0

4

Whinpot Red Adair

8.94%

104

1

6

Cwrdu Morgan

8.94%

105

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.94%

106

4

6

Carn Bhren Guga

8.94%

107

10

22

Newsham Robin

8.95%

108

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.95%

109

2

18

Whinpot Silurian

8.98%

110

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.99%

111

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.99%

112

3

12

Little Wyld Derek

8.99%

113

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.99%

114

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.00%

115

1

11

Emgee Percival

9.04%

116

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.05%

117

2

4

Stenscholl Paddy

9.08%

118

1

1

Meadow Wren

9.13%

119

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.18%

120

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.27%

121

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.27%

122

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.28%

123

6

16

Collafirth Max

9.34%

124

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.42%

125

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.44%

126

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.44%

127

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.44%

128

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.45%

129

0

7

Rockytoon Geordie

9.47%

130

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.48%

131

1

6

Wharncliffe Jack

9.59%

132

1

4

Collafirth Odin

9.95%

133

9

6

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.96%

134

0

0

St Trinians Balou

10.12%

135

9

29

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls

145 animals. Overall mean: 8.53%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.77%

1

AI Dead

13

52

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.23%

2

AI

1

4

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.23%

3

AI Dead

1

1

St Trinians Mansie

7.32%

4

AI Dead

6

24

Hengae Fearsome

7.41%

5

AI Dead

6

20

Greenoak Neo

7.46%

6

 

1

8

Randolph Fergus

7.54%

7

AI Dead

1

19

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.66%

8

 

0

2

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.69%

9

 

1

6

Templeson Victor

7.70%

10

 

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.79%

11

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.93%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.94%

13

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.97%

14

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

7.99%

15

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.01%

16

 

0

6

Blue Cedar Sparky

8.02%

17

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.03%

18

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.03%

19

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.04%

20

AI Dead

14

38

Tabor Alan

8.05%

21

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.08%

22

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.13%

23

AI Dead

1

9

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.13%

24

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.14%

25

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.15%

26

 

0

1

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.15%

27

 

0

5

The Point Jacobite

8.17%

28

 

6

9

North House Frosty

8.19%

29

AI Dead

1

4

Carn Bhren James

8.19%

30

AI

0

5

Hollington Leslie

8.19%

31

 

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.21%

32

 

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.21%

33

 

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.22%

34

 

0

2

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.22%

35

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.23%

36

 

6

14

Selbiehill Pedro

8.25%

37

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.26%

38

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.27%

39

 

0

3

Castle Croft Bryn

8.29%

40

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

41

 

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.30%

42

 

1

5

St Tudwals Madoc

8.30%

43

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.32%

44

 

0

1

Wild Meadows Charles

8.33%

45

 

2

2

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.33%

46

 

0

0

Ustaness Allie

8.34%

47

 

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.34%

48

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.34%

49

 

0

2

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.35%

50

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.35%

51

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.37%

52

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.39%

53

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.39%

54

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.39%

55

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.39%

56

 

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.40%

57

 

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.44%

58

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.44%

59

 

0

2

Hengistbury Gary

8.44%

60

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.45%

61

 

2

3

Diemwnt Ellian

8.47%

62

 

1

0

Newsham Raven

8.48%

63

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.48%

64

 

1

5

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

65

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.49%

66

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.50%

67

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.50%

68

 

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.51%

69

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.52%

70

 

0

2

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.53%

71

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.55%

72

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.56%

73

 

1

1

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.56%

74

 

0

0

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.56%

75

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.58%

76

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.60%

77

 

0

1

Cherry Abe

8.61%

78

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.62%

79

 

2

2

Trondra Arrow

8.62%

80

AI Dead

2

25

Treetops Norris

8.63%

81

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.64%

82

 

0

6

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.65%

83

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.65%

84

 

1

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.66%

85

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.66%

86

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.66%

87

 

1

5

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.68%

88

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.68%

89

 

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.69%

90

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.69%

91

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.69%

92

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.70%

93

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.70%

94

 

0

10

North House Haldor

8.71%

95

 

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.72%

96

 

1

4

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.73%

97

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.73%

98

 

4

6

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.74%

99

 

1

11

North House Weston

8.74%

100

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.74%

101

 

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.75%

102

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.75%

103

 

0

13

Sinclair Bay David

8.76%

104

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.77%

105

 

0

7

Meadow Thrush

8.78%

106

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.78%

107

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.78%

108

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.80%

109

 

2

18

Carn Bhren Guga

8.81%

110

 

10

22

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.81%

111

 

0

2

Glen Roy Ralph

8.81%

112

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.83%

113

 

1

2

Whinpot Red Adair

8.85%

114

 

1

6

Newsham Robin

8.86%

115

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.86%

116

 

0

4

Carn Bhren Isak

8.87%

117

 

1

11

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.87%

118

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.87%

119

 

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.89%

120

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.89%

121

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.91%

122

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.91%

123

 

2

4

Emgee Percival

8.95%

124

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.97%

125

 

3

12

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.01%

126

 

4

6

Meadow Wren

9.02%

127

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.04%

128

AI Dead

2

8

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.09%

129

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.10%

130

 

1

1

Hengistbury Acer

9.12%

131

 

6

16

Geldron Greff

9.14%

132

 

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.14%

133

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.23%

134

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.30%

135

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.31%

136

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.31%

137

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.31%

138

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.34%

139

 

0

7

Rockytoon Geordie

9.36%

140

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.36%

141

 

1

6

Wharncliffe Jack

9.50%

142

 

1

4

Collafirth Odin

9.82%

143

 

9

6

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.83%

144

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.97%

145

 

9

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