Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 20/10/2020

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

129 animals. Overall mean: 8.69%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.16%

1

3

7

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.50%

2

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.52%

3

1

13

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

4

0

3

Letham Lamgarth

7.80%

5

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.80%

6

1

37

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

7

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.94%

8

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.97%

9

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.98%

10

0

5

Templeson Chip

8.02%

11

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.03%

12

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.05%

13

2

3

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.06%

14

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.07%

15

0

0

Stackyard Erik

8.07%

16

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.08%

17

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.11%

18

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.13%

19

0

1

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.14%

20

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.15%

21

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.15%

22

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.16%

23

6

15

Fleet Elvys

8.17%

24

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.20%

25

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.22%

26

0

5

Geldron Faddom

8.23%

27

0

1

Gillarunna Thor

8.24%

28

0

1

The Point Jacobite

8.25%

29

6

10

Diemwnt Afon

8.29%

30

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

31

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.32%

32

0

5

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.32%

33

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.34%

34

0

2

Hengistbury Gary

8.34%

35

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.38%

36

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.39%

37

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.40%

38

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.41%

39

0

3

Littlester Laurence

8.42%

40

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.42%

41

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.42%

42

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.45%

43

1

1

Ustaness Xerxes

8.45%

44

0

5

Meadow Rook

8.49%

45

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.50%

46

1

2

Hartons Mike

8.52%

47

0

2

Treetops Norris

8.53%

48

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.54%

49

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.55%

50

2

3

St Tudwals Arwel

8.55%

51

3

3

Diemwnt Derw

8.55%

52

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.55%

53

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.56%

54

3

7

Bluestone Borris

8.58%

55

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.59%

56

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.60%

57

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.60%

58

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.61%

59

10

22

Maxfield Edward

8.62%

60

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.62%

61

4

7

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.64%

62

0

0

Hjem De La Hoya

8.65%

63

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.68%

64

0

0

Milligord Davie

8.70%

65

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.74%

66

1

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.74%

67

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.76%

68

1

5

North House Haldor

8.76%

69

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.76%

70

1

11

Glachbeg Casper

8.77%

71

1

2

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.78%

72

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.78%

73

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.79%

74

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.80%

75

1

5

Cherry Abe

8.81%

76

0

0

Hjem Holyfield

8.83%

77

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.83%

78

0

6

Boars Thor

8.85%

79

0

0

Boars Loki

8.85%

80

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.85%

81

0

1

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.85%

82

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.85%

83

0

0

North House Weston

8.89%

84

1

2

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.90%

85

0

6

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.91%

86

1

12

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.92%

87

2

17

Meadow Thrush

8.93%

88

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.93%

89

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.94%

90

1

13

Emgee Quigley

8.97%

91

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.98%

92

2

4

Carn Bhren Isak

8.98%

93

1

11

Charmfield Angus

8.98%

94

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

9.00%

95

0

3

Newsham Robin

9.00%

96

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

9.01%

97

0

4

Windgates Gingernut

9.01%

98

1

9

Whinpot Silurian

9.02%

99

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.07%

100

1

1

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.08%

101

3

13

Clunes Magnus

9.08%

102

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.10%

103

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

9.10%

104

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.11%

105

4

7

Schiehallion Maxwell

9.13%

106

0

0

Minarvi Andy

9.13%

107

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

9.17%

108

0

0

Schiehallion Magnum

9.17%

109

0

0

Fleecefaulds Idaho

9.18%

110

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.19%

111

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.22%

112

4

8

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.24%

113

4

5

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.25%

114

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.25%

115

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.33%

116

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.47%

117

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.49%

118

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.50%

119

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.50%

120

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.50%

121

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.56%

122

1

7

Rockytoon Hurl

9.57%

123

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.61%

124

1

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.73%

125

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.87%

126

2

2

Fleecefaulds Hagar

10.09%

127

0

0

Collafirth Odin

10.09%

128

9

6

St Trinians Balou

10.17%

129

9

30

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls   

140 animals. Overall mean: 8.57%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.79%

1

AI Dead

13

54

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.22%

2

AI Dead

1

1

Randolph Fergus

7.30%

3

AI Dead

1

19

Hengae Fearsome

7.33%

4

AI Dead

6

22

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.40%

5

AI

3

7

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.45%

6

AI Dead

3

35

St Trinians Mansie

7.53%

7

AI Dead

7

24

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.58%

8

 

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.61%

9

 

1

13

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.62%

10

 

0

3

Templeson Victor

7.77%

11

 

1

37

Letham Lamgarth

7.81%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

13

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.93%

14

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

7.96%

15

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.99%

16

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.00%

17

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

8.01%

18

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.05%

19

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.06%

20

AI Dead

14

38

Little Wyld Barny

8.08%

21

 

0

1

Tabor Alan

8.08%

22

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.09%

23

 

6

15

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.10%

24

 

0

5

Hengistbury Galileo

8.10%

25

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.13%

26

 

0

1

Culloden Alastair

8.13%

27

 

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.15%

28

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.16%

29

 

2

3

The Point Jacobite

8.16%

30

 

6

10

Gillarunna Thor

8.18%

31

 

0

1

Stackyard Erik

8.19%

32

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.19%

33

 

0

5

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.19%

34

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.20%

35

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.22%

36

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.24%

37

AI

0

5

Little Wyld Davidson

8.24%

38

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.25%

39

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.26%

40

AI Dead

1

9

Hengistbury Gary

8.26%

41

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.28%

42

 

0

2

North House Frosty

8.28%

43

AI Dead

1

4

Blackmyre Flynn

8.32%

44

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.32%

45

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.33%

46

 

0

3

Newsham Raven

8.34%

47

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.34%

48

 

0

5

Castle Croft Bryn

8.35%

49

 

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.37%

50

 

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.37%

51

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.37%

52

 

1

1

Meadow Rook

8.37%

53

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.39%

54

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.42%

55

 

1

2

Islesburgh John

8.44%

56

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.45%

57

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.46%

58

 

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.50%

59

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.50%

60

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.52%

61

 

10

22

Maxfield Edward

8.53%

62

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.53%

63

 

0

2

Collafirth Tyson

8.53%

64

 

3

7

Bluestone Borris

8.54%

65

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.55%

66

 

3

3

Blazefield Beano

8.56%

67

 

4

7

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.58%

68

 

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.58%

69

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.58%

70

 

2

3

Hjem De La Hoya

8.59%

71

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.60%

72

 

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.63%

73

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.63%

74

 

1

11

Little Wyld Derek

8.63%

75

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.67%

76

 

1

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.67%

77

 

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.68%

78

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.71%

79

AI Dead

2

26

Whinpot Brume

8.71%

80

 

1

5

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.71%

81

 

1

5

Milligord Davie

8.72%

82

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.72%

83

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.74%

84

 

0

6

Tabor Adam

8.74%

85

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.75%

86

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.75%

87

 

0

1

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.75%

88

 

2

17

Boars Loki

8.76%

89

 

0

0

Boars Thor

8.76%

90

 

0

0

Hjem Holyfield

8.76%

91

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.78%

92

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.79%

93

 

1

12

Meadow Thrush

8.79%

94

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.79%

95

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.82%

96

 

0

6

Carn Bhren Isak

8.82%

97

 

1

11

North House Haldor

8.84%

98

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.84%

99

 

1

13

Emgee Quigley

8.86%

100

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.87%

101

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.87%

102

 

1

2

Collafirth Hamish

8.88%

103

 

0

3

Windgates Gingernut

8.88%

104

 

1

9

Newsham Robin

8.90%

105

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.92%

106

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.92%

107

 

2

4

Carn Bhren Liam

8.93%

108

 

0

4

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.95%

109

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.97%

110

 

1

2

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.99%

111

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.00%

112

 

0

0

Schiehallion Magnum

9.02%

113

 

0

0

Minarvi Andy

9.03%

114

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.03%

115

 

3

13

Minarvi Lowrie

9.03%

116

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.05%

117

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Idaho

9.07%

118

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.07%

119

 

1

1

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.12%

120

 

4

5

Clunes Magnus

9.14%

121

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.15%

122

 

4

7

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.15%

123

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.15%

124

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.17%

125

 

4

8

Geldron Hairst

9.18%

126

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.26%

127

AI Dead

3

16

Collafirth Fraser

9.32%

128

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.34%

129

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.34%

130

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.34%

131

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.35%

132

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.40%

133

 

1

7

Rockytoon Hurl

9.41%

134

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.49%

135

 

1

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.59%

136

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.70%

137

 

2

2

Collafirth Odin

9.92%

138

 

9

6

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.92%

139

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.98%

140

 

9

30