Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 17/11/2019

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

136 animals. Overall mean: 8.68%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.75%

1

0

1

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.52%

2

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.57%

3

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.68%

4

0

2

Letham Lamgarth

7.71%

5

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.72%

6

1

23

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.90%

7

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.92%

8

0

0

Balnas Archie

7.93%

9

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.97%

10

0

5

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.98%

11

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.98%

12

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.01%

13

0

5

Tabor Alan

8.06%

14

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.07%

15

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.14%

16

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

17

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.22%

18

2

2

Senwick Supersonic

8.23%

19

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.24%

20

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.27%

21

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.27%

22

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.27%

23

0

4

Little Wyld Barny

8.29%

24

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.29%

25

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.30%

26

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.30%

27

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.30%

28

6

14

Fleet Climper

8.31%

29

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.34%

30

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.36%

31

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.37%

32

1

7

Little Wyld Charlie

8.38%

33

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.39%

34

6

9

Penlas Sycamore

8.39%

35

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.40%

36

0

2

Geldron Faddom

8.42%

37

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.45%

38

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.46%

39

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.48%

40

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.48%

41

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.49%

42

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.49%

43

0

0

Ustaness Allie

8.50%

44

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.51%

45

0

0

Geldron Gaet

8.51%

46

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.51%

47

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.51%

48

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.52%

49

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.55%

50

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.55%

51

0

1

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.56%

52

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.57%

53

1

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.57%

54

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.58%

55

0

4

St Tudwals Arwel

8.59%

56

2

2

Treetops Norval

8.60%

57

0

2

Glachbeg Casper

8.60%

58

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.60%

59

2

3

Emgee Nigel

8.61%

60

1

1

Hengistbury Gary

8.63%

61

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.64%

62

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.65%

63

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.67%

64

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.68%

65

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.68%

66

1

0

Bluestone Carl

8.68%

67

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.69%

68

1

5

Hengistbury Genghis

8.69%

69

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.69%

70

0

10

Little Wyld Clyde

8.69%

71

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.70%

72

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.71%

73

3

15

Sinclair Bay David

8.72%

74

0

0

North House Weston

8.72%

75

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.73%

76

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.73%

77

0

6

Maxfield Edward

8.74%

78

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.74%

79

9

19

Broadacres Bruce

8.75%

80

0

13

Rosedean Viento

8.75%

81

0

1

North House Haldor

8.76%

82

0

0

North House Rorie

8.78%

83

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.78%

84

1

5

Diemwnt Derw

8.80%

85

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.81%

86

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.81%

87

4

6

Treetops Norris

8.82%

88

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.84%

89

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.84%

90

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.86%

91

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.86%

92

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.86%

93

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.86%

94

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.87%

95

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.88%

96

0

1

Windgates Gingernut

8.88%

97

0

5

Meadow Thrush

8.90%

98

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.90%

99

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.91%

100

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.92%

101

2

18

Carn Bhren Liam

8.92%

102

0

4

Castle Croft Bart

8.94%

103

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.95%

104

1

11

Wharncliffe Peter

8.96%

105

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.96%

106

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.97%

107

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.97%

108

1

9

Charmfield Angus

8.97%

109

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.99%

110

3

12

Whinpot Red Adair

8.99%

111

1

2

Trondra Trump

8.99%

112

1

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.99%

113

0

0

Geldron Gluff

9.01%

114

0

0

Emgee Percival

9.07%

115

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.11%

116

2

2

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.12%

117

4

6

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.21%

118

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.22%

119

0

0

Geldron Grind

9.28%

120

0

0

Geldron Greff

9.35%

121

0

0

Geldron Glyed

9.39%

122

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.42%

123

0

0

Rockytoon Gibby

9.44%

124

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.48%

125

1

6

Hengistbury Acer

9.49%

126

6

15

Meadow Corbie

9.53%

127

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.53%

128

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.53%

129

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.54%

130

0

2

Rockytoon Geordie

9.62%

131

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.67%

132

1

4

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.79%

133

2

6

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.98%

134

0

0

Collafirth Odin

10.12%

135

6

3

St Trinians Balou

10.17%

136

8

28

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls

146 animals. Overall mean: 8.57%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.65%

1

AI Dead

13

51

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.01%

2

AI

0

1

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.22%

3

AI Dead

1

1

St Trinians Mansie

7.22%

4

AI Dead

6

24

Hengae Fearsome

7.32%

5

AI Dead

6

17

Greenoak Neo

7.51%

6

 

1

8

Randolph Fergus

7.52%

7

AI Dead

1

19

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.60%

8

 

1

6

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

9

 

0

2

Templeson Victor

7.71%

10

 

1

23

Letham Lamgarth

7.74%

11

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.83%

12

AI Dead

12

38

Templeson Chip

7.94%

13

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.94%

14

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.97%

15

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.04%

16

 

0

5

Blue Cedar Sparky

8.04%

17

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.04%

18

 

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.05%

19

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.06%

20

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.10%

21

 

0

5

Stairfoot Francis

8.10%

22

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.17%

23

AI Dead

1

9

Fleet Climper

8.21%

24

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.21%

25

 

0

4

Hollington Leslie

8.22%

26

 

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.22%

27

 

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.22%

28

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.22%

29

 

6

14

Little Wyld Barny

8.23%

30

 

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.23%

31

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.23%

32

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.23%

33

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.26%

34

 

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.28%

35

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.29%

36

 

6

9

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

37

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.31%

38

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.31%

39

 

0

0

Little Wyld Charlie

8.31%

40

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.32%

41

 

2

2

Torroboll Arnie

8.33%

42

 

1

7

North House Frosty

8.33%

43

AI Dead

1

4

Lincwold Sonny

8.35%

44

 

0

2

Meadow Rook

8.36%

45

 

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.37%

46

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.41%

47

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.41%

48

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.41%

49

 

0

0

Geldron Gaet

8.42%

50

 

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.42%

51

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.43%

52

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.45%

53

 

0

1

Hollington Lancelot

8.45%

54

 

0

0

Ustaness Allie

8.47%

55

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.48%

56

 

2

3

Lincwold Trueman

8.48%

57

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Kendlin

8.48%

58

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.49%

59

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.49%

60

 

1

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

61

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.50%

62

 

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.52%

63

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.53%

64

 

0

2

Whinpot Brume

8.53%

65

 

0

4

Hengistbury Gary

8.53%

66

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.55%

67

 

1

1

Cherry Abe

8.58%

68

 

0

0

Little Wyld Clyde

8.59%

69

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.59%

70

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.60%

71

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.60%

72

 

2

2

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.60%

73

 

0

10

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.60%

74

 

3

15

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.61%

75

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.62%

76

 

9

19

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.63%

77

 

1

5

Balearn Fergus

8.64%

78

 

1

0

Maxfield Edward

8.65%

79

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.65%

80

AI Dead

2

23

Bluestone Carl

8.66%

81

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.67%

82

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.67%

83

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.67%

84

 

0

6

Sinclair Bay David

8.67%

85

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.67%

86

 

1

5

Rosedean Viento

8.67%

87

 

0

1

Broadacres Bruce

8.68%

88

 

0

13

Fleecefaulds Gregor

8.69%

89

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.70%

90

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.72%

91

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.73%

92

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.73%

93

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.74%

94

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.74%

95

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.74%

96

 

4

6

Castle Croft Boris

8.75%

97

 

0

0

Trondra Bond

8.75%

98

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.77%

99

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.78%

100

 

2

18

Meadow Thrush

8.78%

101

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.78%

102

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.78%

103

 

0

5

Glen Roy Ralph

8.79%

104

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.81%

105

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.81%

106

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.82%

107

 

1

11

Wharncliffe Peter

8.82%

108

 

0

0

Castle Croft Bart

8.83%

109

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.83%

110

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.84%

111

 

1

9

North House Haldor

8.85%

112

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.87%

113

 

0

4

Newsham Robin

8.88%

114

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.88%

115

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.90%

116

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.90%

117

 

1

2

Stenscholl Paddy

8.91%

118

 

0

1

North House Rorie

8.91%

119

 

0

0

Trondra Trump

8.91%

120

 

1

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.91%

121

 

0

0

Geldron Gluff

8.91%

122

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.97%

123

 

2

2

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.97%

124

 

3

12

Emgee Percival

8.98%

125

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.08%

126

AI Dead

2

8

Meadow Wren

9.10%

127

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.13%

128

 

0

0

Geldron Grind

9.15%

129

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.18%

130

 

4

6

Geldron Greff

9.22%

131

 

0

0

Geldron Glyed

9.27%

132

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.31%

133

 

0

0

Rockytoon Gibby

9.31%

134

 

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.31%

135

 

6

15

Drumlough Isaac

9.36%

136

 

1

6

Meadow Corbie

9.39%

137

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.39%

138

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.39%

139

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.42%

140

 

0

2

Rockytoon Geordie

9.49%

141

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.57%

142

 

1

4

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.67%

143

 

2

6

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.86%

144

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.98%

145

 

6

3

St Trinians Balou

10.02%

146

 

8

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