Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 27/9/2020

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

137 animals. Overall mean: 8.67%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.16%

1

3

7

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.48%

2

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.53%

3

1

13

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.67%

4

0

3

Letham Lamgarth

7.73%

5

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.75%

6

1

31

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.82%

7

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

8

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.90%

9

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.96%

10

0

0

Stackyard Erik

7.96%

11

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.97%

12

0

5

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.02%

13

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.03%

14

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.05%

15

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.07%

16

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.09%

17

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.10%

18

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.13%

19

0

1

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.14%

20

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.14%

21

6

15

Gillarunna Thor

8.14%

22

0

1

Little Wyld Davidson

8.22%

23

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.22%

24

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.22%

25

2

3

Hollington Leslie

8.23%

26

0

5

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.24%

27

0

0

St Tudwals Madoc

8.25%

28

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.27%

29

1

5

Carn Bhren James

8.28%

30

0

5

Selbiehill Pedro

8.28%

31

0

2

Blackmyre Flynn

8.30%

32

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.34%

33

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.35%

34

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.35%

35

0

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.38%

36

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.39%

37

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.40%

38

0

3

Penlas Sycamore

8.40%

39

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.42%

40

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.43%

41

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.44%

42

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.45%

43

0

5

Emgee Nigel

8.45%

44

1

1

Meadow Rook

8.46%

45

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.46%

46

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.46%

47

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.46%

48

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.48%

49

3

7

The Point Jacobite

8.49%

50

6

10

Geldron Faddom

8.49%

51

1

1

Carn Bhren Guga

8.53%

52

10

22

Hartons Mike

8.54%

53

0

2

Diemwnt Ellian

8.54%

54

1

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.54%

55

0

0

Hjem De La Hoya

8.55%

56

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.55%

57

2

3

Camuscross Marsaili

8.56%

58

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.56%

59

1

2

Treetops Norris

8.58%

60

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.59%

61

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.60%

62

4

7

St Tudwals Arwel

8.62%

63

3

3

Milligord Davie

8.62%

64

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.64%

65

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.66%

66

1

2

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.66%

67

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.66%

68

1

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.66%

69

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.66%

70

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.66%

71

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.67%

72

0

0

North House Haldor

8.68%

73

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.70%

74

0

13

Whinpot Brume

8.72%

75

1

5

Sinclair Bay David

8.72%

76

0

0

Wharncliffe Peston

8.72%

77

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.73%

78

1

5

Cherry Abe

8.75%

79

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.75%

80

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.75%

81

0

2

Hjem Holyfield

8.76%

82

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.76%

83

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.77%

84

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.77%

85

0

6

Rosedean Viento

8.78%

86

0

1

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.78%

87

1

12

North House Weston

8.80%

88

1

2

Hollins Bobby

8.80%

89

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.82%

90

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.82%

91

0

0

Boars Loki

8.83%

92

0

0

Boars Thor

8.84%

93

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.86%

94

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.87%

95

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.89%

96

0

2

Meadow Thrush

8.89%

97

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.89%

98

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.89%

99

2

17

Carn Bhren Isak

8.90%

100

1

11

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.92%

101

1

11

Carn Bhren Liam

8.92%

102

0

4

Whinpot Silurian

8.93%

103

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.93%

104

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.98%

105

0

0

Emgee Quigley

9.00%

106

0

0

Clunes Magnus

9.01%

107

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

9.01%

108

1

9

Stenscholl Paddy

9.04%

109

1

1

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.04%

110

4

7

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.04%

111

2

4

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.06%

112

3

13

Fleecefaulds Idaho

9.11%

113

0

0

Schiehallion Maxwell

9.14%

114

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.14%

115

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.14%

116

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.15%

117

3

8

Rockytoon Hoilter

9.15%

118

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.16%

119

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.16%

120

0

0

Schiehallion Magnum

9.17%

121

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.20%

122

4

5

Geldron Greff

9.43%

123

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.43%

124

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.45%

125

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.45%

126

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.45%

127

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.45%

128

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.50%

129

1

7

Collafirth Bagheera

9.56%

130

0

7

Wharncliffe Jack

9.60%

131

1

4

Rockytoon Hurl

9.62%

132

0

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.66%

133

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.86%

134

2

1

Fleecefaulds Hagar

10.06%

135

0

0

Collafirth Odin

10.11%

136

9

6

St Trinians Balou

10.19%

137

9

30

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls  

Selected 148 animals. Overall mean: 8.55%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.80%

1

AI Dead

13

54

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.20%

2

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.34%

3

AI Dead

6

21

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.38%

4

AI

3

7

Randolph Fergus

7.47%

5

AI Dead

1

19

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.48%

6

AI Dead

3

35

St Trinians Mansie

7.50%

7

AI Dead

7

24

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.56%

8

 

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.62%

9

 

1

13

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.64%

10

 

0

3

Templeson Victor

7.72%

11

 

1

31

Letham Lamgarth

7.75%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.90%

13

 

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.95%

14

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.95%

15

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.97%

16

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.01%

17

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.01%

18

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.04%

19

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.05%

20

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.05%

21

AI Dead

14

38

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.07%

22

 

6

15

Stackyard Erik

8.08%

23

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.08%

24

 

0

1

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.09%

25

 

0

5

Fleet Elvys

8.09%

26

 

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.10%

27

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.10%

28

 

0

1

Hengistbury Galileo

8.13%

29

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.18%

30

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.18%

31

AI Dead

1

9

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.19%

32

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.19%

33

 

0

5

Carn Bhren James

8.20%

34

AI

0

5

North House Frosty

8.22%

35

AI Dead

1

4

Torroboll Arnie

8.23%

36

 

1

5

Selbiehill Pedro

8.23%

37

 

0

2

St Tudwals Madoc

8.24%

38

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.27%

39

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.28%

40

 

0

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.29%

41

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.30%

42

 

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.30%

43

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.31%

44

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.31%

45

 

2

3

Castle Croft Bryn

8.33%

46

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.33%

47

 

0

3

Ustaness Xerxes

8.35%

48

 

0

5

Hengistbury Genghis

8.35%

49

 

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.35%

50

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.36%

51

 

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.37%

52

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.38%

53

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.38%

54

 

1

1

The Point Jacobite

8.38%

55

 

6

10

Emgee Nigel

8.38%

56

 

1

1

Penlas Sycamore

8.41%

57

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.41%

58

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.45%

59

 

10

22

Diemwnt Ellian

8.45%

60

 

1

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.45%

61

 

3

7

Manod Llewelyn

8.46%

62

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.46%

63

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.48%

64

 

1

2

Treetops Norris

8.50%

65

 

0

0

Hjem De La Hoya

8.50%

66

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.54%

67

 

4

7

Hengistbury Ivan

8.54%

68

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.54%

69

 

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.55%

70

 

0

2

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.57%

71

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.58%

72

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.59%

73

 

2

3

Camuscross Marsaili

8.60%

74

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.60%

75

 

1

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.61%

76

 

3

3

Wharncliffe Peston

8.61%

77

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.62%

78

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.62%

79

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.63%

80

 

0

13

Whinpot Brume

8.64%

81

 

1

5

Milligord Davie

8.64%

82

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.64%

83

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.65%

84

 

0

2

Sinclair Bay David

8.66%

85

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.66%

86

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.66%

87

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.67%

88

 

1

12

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.67%

89

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.68%

90

 

0

1

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.69%

91

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.69%

92

 

1

5

Cherry Abe

8.69%

93

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.69%

94

 

0

6

Hjem Holyfield

8.70%

95

 

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.71%

96

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.72%

97

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.73%

98

AI Dead

2

26

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.73%

99

 

2

17

Boars Loki

8.75%

100

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.75%

101

 

0

0

Boars Thor

8.75%

102

 

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.75%

103

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.75%

104

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.76%

105

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.76%

106

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.76%

107

 

1

11

Glachbeg Casper

8.76%

108

 

1

2

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.78%

109

 

1

11

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.81%

110

 

0

2

Charmfield Angus

8.83%

111

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.84%

112

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.85%

113

 

0

4

Newsham Robin

8.88%

114

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.89%

115

 

1

2

Windgates Gingernut

8.89%

116

 

1

9

Emgee Quigley

8.90%

117

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.98%

118

 

2

4

Schiehallion Maxwell

9.00%

119

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

9.01%

120

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.01%

121

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Idaho

9.01%

122

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.02%

123

 

3

13

Schiehallion Magnum

9.03%

124

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

9.03%

125

 

1

1

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.05%

126

 

0

0

Clunes Magnus

9.07%

127

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.08%

128

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.08%

129

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.08%

130

 

4

7

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.09%

131

 

4

5

Whinpot Red Adair

9.11%

132

 

3

8

Renwick Renoir

9.15%

133

AI Dead

3

15

Geldron Greff

9.28%

134

 

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.28%

135

 

0

0

Meadow Corbie

9.30%

136

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.30%

137

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.30%

138

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.31%

139

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.35%

140

 

1

7

Collafirth Bagheera

9.43%

141

 

0

7

Rockytoon Hurl

9.47%

142

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.48%

143

 

1

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.54%

144

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.70%

145

 

2

1

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.91%

146

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.94%

147

 

9

6

St Trinians Balou

10.01%

148

 

9

30