Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 31/3/2020

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: 8.64%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.97%

1

1

4

Greenoak Neo

7.52%

2

1

8

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.57%

3

1

6

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.67%

4

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.73%

5

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.75%

6

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.88%

7

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.89%

8

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.92%

9

0

0

Fleet Elvys

7.93%

10

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.94%

11

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.98%

12

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.00%

13

0

5

Tabor Alan

8.07%

14

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.09%

15

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.11%

16

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.12%

17

1

6

Littlester Laurence

8.15%

18

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.20%

19

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.20%

20

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

21

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.22%

22

2

3

Geldron Faddom

8.22%

23

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.23%

24

0

1

The Point Jacobite

8.24%

25

6

9

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.26%

26

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.27%

27

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.27%

28

0

5

Little Wyld Davidson

8.29%

29

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.30%

30

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.31%

31

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.32%

32

1

5

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.32%

33

6

14

Fleet Climper

8.34%

34

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.34%

35

0

3

Castle Croft Bryn

8.35%

36

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.38%

37

0

1

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.38%

38

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.39%

39

0

3

Hengistbury Galileo

8.40%

40

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.41%

41

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.41%

42

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.43%

43

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.43%

44

0

1

Islesburgh John

8.44%

45

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.44%

46

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.47%

47

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.48%

48

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.49%

49

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

50

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.51%

51

0

1

Treetops Norval

8.52%

52

0

3

Oxmoor Magnus

8.54%

53

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.55%

54

1

5

Camuscross Marsaili

8.55%

55

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.55%

56

1

0

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.56%

57

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.56%

58

2

3

Hengistbury Gary

8.57%

59

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.59%

60

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.60%

61

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.61%

62

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.61%

63

0

2

Hengistbury Genghis

8.62%

64

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.63%

65

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.63%

66

0

0

North House Haldor

8.64%

67

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.64%

68

1

1

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.65%

69

0

0

North House Weston

8.66%

70

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.66%

71

1

0

Balearn Ruben

8.66%

72

0

6

Cherry Abe

8.67%

73

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.68%

74

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.68%

75

0

1

Minarvi Lowrie

8.73%

76

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.73%

77

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.76%

78

1

5

Hengistbury Ivan

8.77%

79

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.78%

80

1

1

St Tudwals Arwel

8.78%

81

3

3

Blazefield Beano

8.78%

82

4

6

Diemwnt Derw

8.79%

83

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.79%

84

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.80%

85

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.80%

86

1

5

Bluestone Borris

8.81%

87

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.81%

88

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.82%

89

0

4

Sinclair Bay David

8.85%

90

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.86%

91

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.86%

92

0

7

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.86%

93

0

2

Broadacres Bruce

8.87%

94

0

13

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.87%

95

1

11

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.87%

96

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.88%

97

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.89%

98

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.90%

99

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.90%

100

0

0

Clunes Magnus

8.91%

101

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.91%

102

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.91%

103

1

6

Cwrdu Morgan

8.92%

104

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.93%

105

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.96%

106

3

12

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.97%

107

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.97%

108

10

22

Charmfield Angus

8.98%

109

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.98%

110

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.99%

111

1

1

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.99%

112

2

18

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.99%

113

1

12

Little Wyld Derek

9.00%

114

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.01%

115

4

6

Emgee Percival

9.04%

116

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.04%

117

2

4

Carn Bhren Isak

9.06%

118

1

11

Meadow Wren

9.13%

119

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.16%

120

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.25%

121

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.25%

122

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.33%

123

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.35%

124

6

16

Rockytoon Hurl

9.39%

125

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.44%

126

0

7

Rockytoon Geordie

9.44%

127

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.44%

128

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.44%

129

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.44%

130

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.49%

131

1

7

Wharncliffe Jack

9.56%

132

1

4

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.90%

133

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.92%

134

9

6

St Trinians Balou

10.08%

135

9

30

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls

145 animals. Overall mean: 8.54%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.76%

1

AI Dead

13

52

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.22%

2

AI

1

4

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.23%

3

AI Dead

1

1

St Trinians Mansie

7.33%

4

AI Dead

6

24

Hengae Fearsome

7.40%

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

7.64%

8

 

0

2

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.66%

9

 

1

6

Templeson Victor

7.72%

10

 

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.78%

11

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.94%

12

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.95%

13

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.97%

14

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

7.99%

15

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.02%

16

AI Dead

14

38

Blue Cedar Sparky

8.02%

17

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.02%

18

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.05%

19

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.05%

20

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.08%

21

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.12%

22

 

0

5

Geldron Faddom

8.13%

23

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.13%

24

AI Dead

1

9

Collafirth Tyson

8.14%

25

 

1

6

Littlester Laurence

8.14%

26

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.16%

27

 

6

9

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.16%

28

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.19%

29

AI Dead

1

4

Senwick Supersonic

8.19%

30

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.19%

31

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.20%

32

AI

0

5

Gillarunna Thor

8.20%

33

 

0

1

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

34

 

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.23%

35

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.23%

36

 

6

14

Ustaness Xerxes

8.25%

37

 

0

3

Selbiehill Pedro

8.27%

38

 

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.28%

39

 

1

5

St Tudwals Madoc

8.29%

40

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.29%

41

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

42

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.30%

43

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.30%

44

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.31%

45

 

0

1

Wild Meadows Charles

8.32%

46

 

2

3

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.33%

47

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.34%

48

 

0

3

Meadow Rook

8.34%

49

 

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.37%

50

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.37%

51

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.37%

52

 

0

1

Little Wyld Davidson

8.39%

53

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.40%

54

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.40%

55

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.43%

56

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.44%

57

 

2

3

Newsham Raven

8.44%

58

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.46%

59

 

0

3

Hengistbury Gary

8.47%

60

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.48%

61

 

1

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.49%

62

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.50%

63

 

0

1

Manod Llewelyn

8.50%

64

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.50%

65

 

1

5

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.51%

66

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.52%

67

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.53%

68

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.53%

69

 

0

2

Emgee Nigel

8.57%

70

 

1

1

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.57%

71

 

0

0

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.59%

72

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.59%

73

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.59%

74

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.60%

75

 

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.61%

76

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.61%

77

 

0

6

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.61%

78

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.61%

79

 

0

1

Balearn Fergus

8.62%

80

 

1

0

Trondra Arrow

8.63%

81

AI Dead

2

25

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.64%

82

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.65%

83

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.65%

84

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.65%

85

 

1

5

Wharncliffe Peston

8.69%

86

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.69%

87

 

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.71%

88

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.72%

89

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.72%

90

 

4

6

Whinpot Brume

8.73%

91

 

1

5

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.74%

92

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.74%

93

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.74%

94

 

1

11

Castle Croft Boris

8.75%

95

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.76%

96

 

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.76%

97

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.77%

98

 

0

7

Little Wyld Clyde

8.77%

99

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.77%

100

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.77%

101

 

3

3

Meadow Thrush

8.78%

102

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.78%

103

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.78%

104

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.78%

105

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.78%

106

 

0

4

Sinclair Bay David

8.79%

107

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.80%

108

 

0

13

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.80%

109

 

0

2

Whinpot Red Adair

8.83%

110

 

1

6

Carn Bhren Guga

8.84%

111

 

10

22

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.84%

112

 

2

18

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.85%

113

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.85%

114

 

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.87%

115

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.88%

116

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.88%

117

 

1

12

Charmfield Angus

8.88%

118

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.90%

119

 

1

1

Whinpot Silurian

8.91%

120

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.91%

121

 

2

4

Carn Bhren Isak

8.92%

122

 

1

11

Emgee Percival

8.95%

123

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.95%

124

 

3

12

Clunes Magnus

8.99%

125

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.01%

126

 

1

1

Meadow Wren

9.02%

127

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.07%

128

 

4

6

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.08%

129

 

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.12%

130

 

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.12%

131

 

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.18%

132

 

6

16

Renwick Renoir

9.19%

133

AI Dead

3

10

Collafirth Max

9.22%

134

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.27%

135

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.31%

136

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.31%

137

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.31%

138

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.33%

139

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.33%

140

 

0

7

Drumlough Isaac

9.36%

141

 

1

7

Wharncliffe Jack

9.47%

142

 

1

4

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.78%

143

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.79%

144

 

9

6

St Trinians Balou

9.93%

145

 

9

30