Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 20/6/2021

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

131 animals. Overall mean: 8.68%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.47%

1

1

8

Greenoak Neo

7.47%

2

1

13

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.48%

3

3

8

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.56%

4

0

0

St Giles Afton

7.59%

5

0

0

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.66%

6

0

6

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

7

0

0

Epona Willem

7.91%

8

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.95%

9

1

1

Letham Lamgarth

7.99%

10

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.02%

11

1

8

Little Wyld Davey

8.04%

12

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.06%

13

0

0

Blue Cedar Danny

8.09%

14

0

0

Stackyard Erik

8.10%

15

0

0

Hartons Jack

8.14%

16

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.18%

17

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.19%

18

1

3

Hollington Leslie

8.20%

19

0

6

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.21%

20

0

2

An Darach Anderson

8.25%

21

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.25%

22

6

16

Little Wyld Barny

8.29%

23

0

3

Rowland Montrose

8.30%

24

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.30%

25

2

1

Little Detton Bertie

8.31%

26

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.36%

27

0

4

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.36%

28

1

7

Diemwnt Derw

8.36%

29

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.37%

30

1

1

Fleet Elvys

8.38%

31

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.41%

32

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.42%

33

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.42%

34

1

17

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.42%

35

0

1

Senwick Bjorn

8.43%

36

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.43%

37

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.43%

38

0

1

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.46%

39

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.46%

40

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.48%

41

0

2

Collafirth Tyson

8.49%

42

3

14

Blackmyre Flynn

8.50%

43

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.52%

44

1

10

Wild Meadows Charles

8.54%

45

5

6

Escleyside Ivor

8.55%

46

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.57%

47

2

9

Senwick Ragnor

8.57%

48

0

0

Milligord Davie

8.58%

49

0

0

Escleyside Toby

8.60%

50

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.60%

51

2

2

St Tudwals Arwel

8.61%

52

4

3

Maxfield Edward

8.61%

53

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.62%

54

2

2

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.62%

55

0

0

Gwendraeth Lyn

8.65%

56

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.66%

57

0

0

Ystradau Sion

8.66%

58

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.66%

59

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.68%

60

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.68%

61

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.69%

62

0

1

Sinclair Bay David

8.69%

63

0

0

Senwick Ubbe

8.69%

64

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.71%

65

10

22

Blazefield Beano

8.72%

66

4

7

Balearn Fergus

8.72%

67

1

0

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.72%

68

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.73%

69

0

6

Collafirth Sidney

8.74%

70

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.74%

71

0

0

North House Weston

8.75%

72

1

2

Mountainblaw Albus

8.75%

73

0

0

Little Detton Monty

8.77%

74

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.77%

75

1

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.78%

76

1

4

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.78%

77

1

15

Carn Bhren Liam

8.80%

78

0

6

Hjem Holyfield

8.81%

79

0

0

Castle Croft Dan

8.81%

80

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.83%

81

1

1

Newsham Starling

8.84%

82

0

0

Lunna Hugo

8.85%

83

0

0

Emgee Rhodri

8.87%

84

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.87%

85

0

3

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.87%

86

4

8

Emgee Nigel

8.88%

87

3

1

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.88%

88

2

4

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.89%

89

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.89%

90

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.91%

91

2

17

Boars Thor

8.91%

92

0

0

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.93%

93

0

0

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.96%

94

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.96%

95

3

2

Schiehallion Magnum

8.98%

96

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.98%

97

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.99%

98

0

0

Geldron Ivor

8.99%

99

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.01%

100

1

11

Charmfield Angus

9.01%

101

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

9.02%

102

2

10

Whinpot Silurian

9.04%

103

0

0

Collafirth Roland

9.04%

104

1

0

Minarvi Andy

9.04%

105

0

0

Cherry Abe

9.05%

106

1

3

Wharncliffe Frederick

9.06%

107

1

11

Wharncliffe Quintin

9.06%

108

0

0

Newsham Robin

9.07%

109

0

0

Trondra Biden

9.09%

110

0

0

Stairfoot Ivan

9.10%

111

0

0

Emgee Quinn

9.10%

112

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

9.11%

113

0

0

Geldron Innadaeks

9.13%

114

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

9.16%

115

2

5

Wharncliffe Duncan

9.18%

116

5

29

Emgee Quigley

9.19%

117

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.22%

118

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.28%

119

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.30%

120

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.30%

121

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.31%

122

4

5

Drumlough Isaac

9.34%

123

1

9

Whinpot Red Adair

9.39%

124

3

11

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.44%

125

1

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.46%

126

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.50%

127

0

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.53%

128

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.54%

129

2

4

Collafirth Odin

9.62%

130

11

11

Wharncliffe Jack

9.90%

131

1

4

Live Bulls and AI Bulls    

142 animals. Overall mean: 8.57%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.17%

1

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.22%

2

AI Dead

6

23

Garths Adonis

7.26%

3

AI Dead

15

56

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.49%

4

 

0

0

St Trinians Mansie

7.49%

5

AI Dead

7

26

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.52%

6

AI Dead

4

35

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.54%

7

 

1

8

Greenoak Neo

7.57%

8

 

1

13

Randolph Fergus

7.61%

9

AI Dead

1

19

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.63%

10

 

0

6

St Giles Afton

7.68%

11

 

0

0

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.68%

12

 

3

8

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

13

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.91%

14

 

1

1

Letham Lamgarth

7.98%

15

 

0

0

Epona Willem

8.00%

16

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.00%

17

 

0

0

Hartons Jack

8.07%

18

 

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.10%

19

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.12%

20

AI Dead

0

9

North House Frosty

8.12%

21

AI Dead

1

4

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.14%

22

 

1

8

Blue Cedar Danny

8.14%

23

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.14%

24

 

1

3

Little Wyld Davey

8.14%

25

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.15%

26

AI Dead

17

41

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.17%

27

 

6

16

Hollington Leslie

8.17%

28

 

0

6

Geldron Faddom

8.20%

29

 

2

1

Stackyard Erik

8.21%

30

 

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.22%

31

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.23%

32

 

0

3

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.26%

33

 

0

2

Rowland Montrose

8.26%

34

 

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.28%

35

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.29%

36

 

0

4

Islesburgh John

8.33%

37

 

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.34%

38

 

0

1

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.35%

39

 

1

7

Castle Croft Bryn

8.36%

40

 

0

1

Littlester Laurence

8.37%

41

 

1

17

Fleet Elvys

8.40%

42

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.41%

43

 

1

10

Penlas Sycamore

8.43%

44

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.43%

45

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.43%

46

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.45%

47

 

1

1

Gurnardwight Albert

8.46%

48

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.46%

49

 

2

9

Collafirth Tyson

8.47%

50

 

3

14

Hartons Mike

8.49%

51

 

0

2

Blackmyre Flynn

8.50%

52

 

0

0

Little Detton Bertie

8.50%

53

 

0

0

Senwick Bjorn

8.51%

54

 

0

0

Escleyside Ivor

8.51%

55

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.52%

56

 

2

2

Maxfield Edward

8.52%

57

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.53%

58

 

2

2

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.53%

59

 

0

0

Escleyside Toby

8.56%

60

 

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.57%

61

 

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.58%

62

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.59%

63

 

0

0

Ystradau Sion

8.59%

64

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.60%

65

 

0

1

St Tudwals Arwel

8.60%

66

 

4

3

Milligord Davie

8.60%

67

 

0

0

Gwendraeth Lyn

8.60%

68

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.61%

69

 

5

6

Carn Bhren Guga

8.61%

70

 

10

22

Bluestone Borris

8.62%

71

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.63%

72

 

0

0

Senwick Ragnor

8.63%

73

 

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.64%

74

 

0

0

Senwick Ubbe

8.65%

75

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.65%

76

 

4

7

Balearn Fergus

8.65%

77

 

1

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.66%

78

 

0

6

Castle Croft Boris

8.66%

79

 

1

4

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.67%

80

 

1

15

Castle Croft Dan

8.70%

81

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.72%

82

 

1

1

Collafirth Sidney

8.72%

83

 

0

0

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.73%

84

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.73%

85

 

0

0

Newsham Starling

8.74%

86

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.74%

87

 

0

6

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.74%

88

 

2

17

Hjem Holyfield

8.74%

89

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.74%

90

 

1

0

Lunna Hugo

8.75%

91

 

0

0

Mountainblaw Albus

8.77%

92

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.77%

93

 

3

1

Little Wyld Derek

8.78%

94

 

0

0

Emgee Rhodri

8.80%

95

 

0

0

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.81%

96

 

0

0

Boars Thor

8.82%

97

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.83%

98

 

2

4

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.83%

99

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.84%

100

 

1

2

Schiehallion Magnum

8.84%

101

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.85%

102

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.85%

103

 

1

11

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.85%

104

 

0

0

Geldron Ivor

8.85%

105

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.88%

106

 

0

3

Little Detton Monty

8.88%

107

 

0

0

Charmfield Angus

8.89%

108

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.90%

109

 

2

10

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.91%

110

 

1

11

Wharncliffe Quintin

8.92%

111

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.93%

112

 

4

8

Whinpot Silurian

8.94%

113

 

0

0

Minarvi Andy

8.95%

114

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.96%

115

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.97%

116

 

1

3

Stairfoot Ivan

8.98%

117

 

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

8.98%

118

 

0

0

Trondra Biden

8.98%

119

 

0

0

Emgee Quinn

8.99%

120

 

0

0

Geldron Innadaeks

9.01%

121

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

9.02%

122

 

5

29

Collafirth Hamish

9.02%

123

 

2

5

Glachbeg Casper

9.05%

124

 

3

2

Emgee Quigley

9.07%

125

 

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.10%

126

 

0

0

Collafirth Roland

9.10%

127

 

1

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.14%

128

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.17%

129

AI Dead

3

16

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.19%

130

 

4

5

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.20%

131

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.20%

132

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.20%

133

 

1

9

Trondra Arrow

9.21%

134

AI Dead

4

26

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.32%

135

 

1

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.32%

136

 

3

11

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.33%

137

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.39%

138

 

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.40%

139

 

2

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.41%

140

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.49%

141

 

11

11

Wharncliffe Jack

9.76%

142

 

1

4