Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 4/6/2020

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

7.19%

1

2

6

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.48%

2

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.50%

3

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

4

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.75%

5

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.79%

6

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.84%

7

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.89%

8

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.92%

9

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.96%

10

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.98%

11

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.98%

12

0

5

Culloden Alastair

7.99%

13

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.04%

14

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.06%

15

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.09%

16

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.09%

17

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.12%

18

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.14%

19

1

6

Littlester Laurence

8.16%

20

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.19%

21

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.20%

22

2

3

Little Wyld Davidson

8.21%

23

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.22%

24

0

1

Gillarunna Thor

8.22%

25

0

1

Hengistbury Galileo

8.23%

26

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.23%

27

1

5

St Tudwals Madoc

8.26%

28

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.28%

29

0

5

Blackmyre Flynn

8.28%

30

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.30%

31

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.30%

32

6

14

Fleet Climper

8.31%

33

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.31%

34

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.34%

35

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.35%

36

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.36%

37

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.37%

38

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.38%

39

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.38%

40

6

10

Hengistbury Gary

8.40%

41

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.40%

42

0

3

Lincwold Sonny

8.41%

43

0

3

Geldron Faddom

8.42%

44

1

1

Penlas Sycamore

8.42%

45

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.44%

46

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.45%

47

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.46%

48

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.47%

49

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.47%

50

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

51

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.49%

52

0

3

Hartons Mike

8.52%

53

0

1

Oxmoor Magnus

8.53%

54

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.54%

55

2

3

Diemwnt Ellian

8.56%

56

1

0

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.56%

57

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.56%

58

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.58%

59

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.61%

60

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.63%

61

1

1

Collafirth Hamish

8.63%

62

0

2

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.64%

63

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.64%

64

0

0

North House Haldor

8.64%

65

0

0

North House Weston

8.66%

66

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.66%

67

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.66%

68

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.67%

69

1

0

Maxfield Edward

8.67%

70

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.69%

71

0

6

Treetops Norris

8.69%

72

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.70%

73

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.70%

74

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.70%

75

10

22

Rosedean Viento

8.71%

76

0

1

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.73%

77

1

5

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.75%

78

3

5

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.75%

79

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.76%

80

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.76%

81

2

2

Wharncliffe Peston

8.77%

82

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.77%

83

4

6

Minarvi Lowrie

8.78%

84

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.78%

85

1

5

Diemwnt Derw

8.79%

86

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.79%

87

0

13

Glachbeg Casper

8.80%

88

1

1

St Tudwals Arwel

8.81%

89

3

3

Sinclair Bay David

8.81%

90

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.81%

91

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.81%

92

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.84%

93

1

11

Windgates Gingernut

8.86%

94

0

7

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.86%

95

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.87%

96

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.87%

97

0

4

Little Wyld Derek

8.87%

98

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.89%

99

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.89%

100

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.89%

101

0

2

Wharncliffe Peter

8.89%

102

0

0

Gwendraeth Ivor

8.90%

103

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.91%

104

1

12

Whinpot Red Adair

8.92%

105

1

6

Newsham Robin

8.93%

106

0

0

Clunes Magnus

8.95%

107

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.96%

108

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.98%

109

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.98%

110

2

18

Rockytoon Hoilter

9.00%

111

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.00%

112

4

6

Carn Bhren Isak

9.01%

113

1

11

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.01%

114

3

12

Stenscholl Paddy

9.02%

115

1

1

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.05%

116

2

4

Emgee Percival

9.10%

117

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.14%

118

0

0

Emgee Quigley

9.16%

119

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.18%

120

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.28%

121

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.28%

122

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.36%

123

0

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.42%

124

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.45%

125

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.45%

126

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.45%

127

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.46%

128

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.48%

129

0

7

Rockytoon Geordie

9.48%

130

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.53%

131

1

7

Wharncliffe Jack

9.60%

132

1

4

Collafirth Odin

9.96%

133

9

5

Fleecefaulds Hagar

10.01%

134

0

0

St Trinians Balou

10.14%

135

9

30

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls 

146 animals. Overall mean: 8.52%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.88%

1

AI Dead

13

52

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.20%

2

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.38%

3

AI Dead

6

20

St Trinians Mansie

7.39%

4

AI Dead

6

24

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.41%

5

AI

2

6

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.44%

6

AI Dead

3

35

Randolph Fergus

7.50%

7

AI Dead

1

19

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.56%

8

 

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.59%

9

 

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.62%

10

 

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.72%

11

 

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.80%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.93%

13

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.95%

14

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.96%

15

 

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.97%

16

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.99%

17

AI Dead

14

38

Little Wyld Davey

8.00%

18

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.00%

19

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.03%

20

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.04%

21

 

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.06%

22

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.07%

23

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.09%

24

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.10%

25

 

0

5

North House Victor

8.12%

26

AI Dead

1

9

Littlester Laurence

8.13%

27

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.13%

28

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.14%

29

 

1

6

Little Wyld Barny

8.17%

30

 

0

1

Gillarunna Thor

8.18%

31

 

0

1

North House Frosty

8.18%

32

AI Dead

1

4

Torroboll Arnie

8.20%

33

 

1

5

Fleet Climper

8.20%

34

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.20%

35

AI

0

5

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.22%

36

 

6

14

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.24%

37

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.25%

38

 

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.25%

39

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.27%

40

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.27%

41

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.29%

42

 

6

10

Castle Croft Bryn

8.29%

43

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.29%

44

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.29%

45

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.29%

46

 

2

3

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.30%

47

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.30%

48

 

0

3

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

49

 

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.30%

50

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.30%

51

 

1

1

Hengistbury Gary

8.31%

52

 

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.33%

53

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.34%

54

 

0

3

Hengistbury Genghis

8.37%

55

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.37%

56

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.38%

57

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.42%

58

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.42%

59

 

0

3

Penlas Sycamore

8.43%

60

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.46%

61

 

1

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.47%

62

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.48%

63

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.49%

64

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.51%

65

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.52%

66

 

0

1

Collafirth Hamish

8.54%

67

 

0

2

Emgee Nigel

8.55%

68

 

1

1

Cross Reguill Adam

8.57%

69

 

2

3

Mountainblaw Jasper

8.57%

70

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.58%

71

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.60%

72

 

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.60%

73

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.60%

74

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.60%

75

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.61%

76

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.61%

77

 

10

22

Balearn Fergus

8.61%

78

 

1

0

Balearn Ruben

8.61%

79

 

0

6

Cherry Abe

8.61%

80

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.62%

81

 

0

1

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.63%

82

 

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.63%

83

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.64%

84

AI Dead

2

25

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.65%

85

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.66%

86

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.66%

87

 

2

2

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.67%

88

 

3

5

Minarvi Lowrie

8.68%

89

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.68%

90

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.69%

91

 

1

5

Whinpot Brume

8.69%

92

 

1

5

Blazefield Beano

8.69%

93

 

4

6

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.70%

94

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.71%

95

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.71%

96

 

0

13

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.71%

97

 

1

11

North House Haldor

8.72%

98

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.74%

99

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.75%

100

 

0

7

North House Weston

8.76%

101

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.76%

102

 

0

0

Bluestone Carl

8.76%

103

 

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.76%

104

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.76%

105

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.76%

106

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.76%

107

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.77%

108

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.78%

109

 

3

3

Gwendraeth Ivor

8.79%

110

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.79%

111

 

1

12

Carn Bhren Liam

8.81%

112

 

0

4

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.81%

113

 

2

18

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.81%

114

 

0

2

Newsham Robin

8.83%

115

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.85%

116

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.86%

117

 

1

11

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.86%

118

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.89%

119

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.89%

120

 

1

6

Glachbeg Casper

8.89%

121

 

1

1

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.97%

122

 

3

12

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.99%

123

 

2

4

Emgee Percival

8.99%

124

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.00%

125

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.02%

126

 

1

1

Clunes Magnus

9.02%

127

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.05%

128

 

4

6

Emgee Quigley

9.05%

129

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.08%

130

 

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.14%

131

 

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.14%

132

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.18%

133

AI Dead

3

13

Collafirth Max

9.24%

134

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.30%

135

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.30%

136

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.30%

137

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.31%

138

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.32%

139

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.35%

140

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.35%

141

 

0

7

Drumlough Isaac

9.38%

142

 

1

7

Wharncliffe Jack

9.49%

143

 

1

4

Collafirth Odin

9.80%

144

 

9

5

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.86%

145

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.96%

146

 

9

30