Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 3/4/2021

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: 8.69%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.25%

1

2

8

Greenoak Neo

7.44%

2

1

13

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.47%

3

1

8

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.51%

4

0

0

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.66%

5

0

4

St Giles Afton

7.66%

6

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.83%

7

0

0

Letham Lamgarth

7.88%

8

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.88%

9

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.03%

10

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.04%

11

1

8

Blue Cedar Danny

8.05%

12

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.11%

13

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.12%

14

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.14%

15

0

6

Little Detton Bertie

8.14%

16

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.14%

17

6

16

Stackyard Erik

8.14%

18

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.16%

19

0

4

Hartons Jack

8.16%

20

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

21

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.22%

22

1

3

An Darach Anderson

8.22%

23

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.25%

24

0

3

Fleet Elvys

8.25%

25

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.27%

26

2

6

Geldron Faddom

8.28%

27

1

1

Senwick Bjorn

8.30%

28

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.37%

29

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.38%

30

0

4

Littlester Laurence

8.38%

31

1

16

Castle Croft Bryn

8.38%

32

0

1

Little Wyld Davidson

8.38%

33

1

1

Collafirth Tyson

8.39%

34

3

14

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.39%

35

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.43%

36

1

7

Blackmyre Flynn

8.43%

37

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.44%

38

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.45%

39

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.45%

40

1

10

Rowland Montrose

8.46%

41

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.46%

42

1

9

Manod Llewelyn

8.47%

43

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.47%

44

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.48%

45

4

3

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.50%

46

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.51%

47

1

2

Milligord Davie

8.51%

48

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.53%

49

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.53%

50

0

2

Hollington Lancelot

8.54%

51

2

2

Senwick Ragnor

8.55%

52

0

0

Escleyside Ivor

8.56%

53

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.56%

54

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.56%

55

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.57%

56

0

4

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.58%

57

0

0

Escleyside Toby

8.59%

58

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.60%

59

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.62%

60

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.64%

61

0

1

Balearn Fergus

8.64%

62

1

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.65%

63

0

0

North House Weston

8.68%

64

1

2

Carn Bhren Guga

8.68%

65

10

22

Hjem Holyfield

8.70%

66

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.72%

67

4

7

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.72%

68

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.73%

69

2

2

Senwick Ubbe

8.74%

70

0

0

Castle Croft Dan

8.75%

71

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.76%

72

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.78%

73

0

4

Lunna Hugo

8.79%

74

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.79%

75

3

14

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.79%

76

4

8

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.81%

77

0

6

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.83%

78

0

0

Collafirth Roland

8.84%

79

0

0

Emgee Rhodri

8.85%

80

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.86%

81

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.87%

82

1

13

Stenscholl Paddy

8.87%

83

0

3

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.89%

84

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.90%

85

1

15

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.91%

86

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.91%

87

1

15

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.91%

88

2

4

Hollins Bobby

8.93%

89

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.93%

90

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.94%

91

0

1

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.95%

92

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.95%

93

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.95%

94

0

0

Schiehallion Magnum

8.97%

95

0

0

Wharncliffe Quintin

8.99%

96

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.99%

97

3

1

Boars Loki

9.00%

98

0

0

Boars Thor

9.00%

99

0

0

Geldron Ivor

9.00%

100

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

9.00%

101

0

0

Trondra Biden

9.01%

102

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

9.03%

103

1

11

Charmfield Angus

9.03%

104

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

9.03%

105

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

9.03%

106

2

17

Minarvi Andy

9.04%

107

0

0

Emgee Quinn

9.09%

108

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.10%

109

1

11

Cherry Abe

9.11%

110

1

2

Collafirth Hamish

9.11%

111

2

5

Wharncliffe Duncan

9.12%

112

5

29

Geldron Innadaeks

9.13%

113

0

0

Newsham Robin

9.13%

114

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

9.15%

115

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

9.17%

116

2

10

Emgee Quigley

9.17%

117

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.21%

118

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.21%

119

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.21%

120

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.22%

121

4

5

Meadow Wren

9.23%

122

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.30%

123

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.41%

124

1

9

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.42%

125

1

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.50%

126

0

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.52%

127

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.53%

128

4

10

Rockytoon Geordie

9.53%

129

2

3

Meadow Corbie

9.57%

130

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.57%

131

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.57%

132

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.58%

133

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.64%

134

11

9

Wharncliffe Jack

9.89%

135

1

4

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls    

146 animals. Overall mean: 8.57%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

7.09%

1

AI Dead

15

55

Hengae Fearsome

7.18%

2

AI Dead

6

23

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.18%

3

AI Dead

1

1

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.45%

4

 

0

0

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.47%

5

 

2

8

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.48%

6

AI Dead

4

35

Randolph Fergus

7.52%

7

AI Dead

1

19

Greenoak Neo

7.54%

8

 

1

13

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.55%

9

 

1

8

St Trinians Mansie

7.56%

10

AI Dead

7

26

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.63%

11

 

0

4

St Giles Afton

7.74%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.85%

13

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.85%

14

 

0

0

Letham Lamgarth

7.88%

15

 

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.04%

16

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.06%

17

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.07%

18

 

6

16

Hartons Jack

8.09%

19

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.09%

20

AI Dead

0

9

Blue Cedar Danny

8.10%

21

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.11%

22

 

0

6

Gillarunna Thor

8.12%

23

 

0

4

Little Wyld Davey

8.13%

24

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.14%

25

AI Dead

1

4

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.15%

26

 

1

8

Stanemore Odin

8.17%

27

AI Dead

14

38

Selbiehill Pedro

8.17%

28

 

1

3

Geldron Faddom

8.18%

29

 

1

1

Little Wyld Barny

8.19%

30

 

0

3

An Darach Anderson

8.19%

31

 

0

0

Stackyard Erik

8.25%

32

 

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.25%

33

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.28%

34

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.31%

35

 

0

4

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.31%

36

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.31%

37

 

0

1

Littlester Laurence

8.33%

38

 

1

16

Meadow Rook

8.34%

39

 

0

0

Little Detton Bertie

8.34%

40

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.35%

41

 

1

10

Wild Meadows Charles

8.36%

42

 

2

6

Carn Bhren James

8.37%

43

 

1

9

Collafirth Tyson

8.37%

44

 

3

14

Islesburgh John

8.38%

45

 

0

0

Senwick Bjorn

8.38%

46

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.39%

47

 

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.41%

48

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.41%

49

 

1

7

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.42%

50

 

1

2

Gurnardwight Albert

8.44%

51

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.44%

52

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.44%

53

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.45%

54

 

1

1

Hollington Lancelot

8.46%

55

 

2

2

Manod Llewelyn

8.46%

56

 

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.47%

57

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.47%

58

 

0

4

St Tudwals Arwel

8.48%

59

 

4

3

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.50%

60

 

0

0

Escleyside Ivor

8.52%

61

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.53%

62

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.53%

63

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.53%

64

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.54%

65

 

0

2

Milligord Davie

8.54%

66

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.55%

67

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.55%

68

 

0

1

Escleyside Toby

8.55%

69

 

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.56%

70

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.58%

71

 

1

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.59%

72

 

10

22

Senwick Ragnor

8.61%

73

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.63%

74

 

0

0

Hjem Holyfield

8.64%

75

 

0

0

Castle Croft Dan

8.64%

76

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.65%

77

 

4

7

Senwick Ubbe

8.69%

78

 

0

0

Lunna Hugo

8.69%

79

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.69%

80

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.72%

81

 

0

4

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.74%

82

 

0

6

Little Wyld Derek

8.75%

83

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.75%

84

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.77%

85

 

3

14

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.77%

86

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.78%

87

 

1

2

Whinpot Brume

8.78%

88

 

1

13

Emgee Rhodri

8.79%

89

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.79%

90

 

1

15

Broadacres Bruce

8.81%

91

 

1

15

Wharncliffe Peter

8.81%

92

 

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.81%

93

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.81%

94

 

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.82%

95

 

0

0

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.82%

96

 

0

0

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.83%

97

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.83%

98

 

2

2

Rosedean Viento

8.84%

99

 

0

1

Schiehallion Magnum

8.84%

100

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.85%

101

 

4

8

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.86%

102

 

2

4

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.86%

103

 

2

17

Wharncliffe Quintin

8.86%

104

 

0

0

Geldron Ivor

8.86%

105

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.86%

106

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.88%

107

 

3

1

Stenscholl Paddy

8.88%

108

 

0

3

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.88%

109

 

1

11

Boars Loki

8.90%

110

 

0

0

Boars Thor

8.90%

111

 

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

8.91%

112

 

0

0

Trondra Biden

8.91%

113

 

0

0

Collafirth Roland

8.91%

114

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.92%

115

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.94%

116

 

1

11

Minarvi Andy

8.95%

117

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.97%

118

 

5

29

Trondra Arrow

8.98%

119

AI Dead

3

26

Collafirth Hamish

8.98%

120

 

2

5

Emgee Quinn

8.98%

121

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.00%

122

AI Dead

3

16

Geldron Innadaeks

9.01%

123

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

9.02%

124

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

9.03%

125

 

1

2

Windgates Gingernut

9.04%

126

 

2

10

Whinpot Silurian

9.04%

127

 

0

0

Emgee Quigley

9.05%

128

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.09%

129

 

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.09%

130

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.11%

131

 

4

5

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.12%

132

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.12%

133

 

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.16%

134

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.27%

135

 

1

9

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.30%

136

 

1

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.38%

137

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.39%

138

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.39%

139

 

2

3

Meadow Corbie

9.41%

140

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.41%

141

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.41%

142

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.46%

143

 

4

10

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.46%

144

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.50%

145

 

11

9

Wharncliffe Jack

9.75%

146

 

1

4