Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 13/7/2020

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

135 animals. Overall mean: 8.64%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.20%

1

3

6

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.49%

2

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.51%

3

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.65%

4

0

3

Templeson Victor

7.73%

5

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.77%

6

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.83%

7

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

7.84%

8

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.91%

9

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.94%

10

0

0

Stackyard Erik

7.97%

11

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.97%

12

0

5

Tolsta Fergus

8.01%

13

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.02%

14

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.02%

15

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.06%

16

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.09%

17

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.09%

18

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.11%

19

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.14%

20

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.16%

21

0

1

Gillarunna Thor

8.16%

22

0

1

Collafirth Tyson

8.16%

23

1

6

Littlester Laurence

8.17%

24

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.18%

25

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.21%

26

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.21%

27

2

3

Hollington Leslie

8.25%

28

0

5

St Tudwals Madoc

8.25%

29

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.26%

30

0

2

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.27%

31

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.28%

32

1

5

Carn Bhren James

8.30%

33

0

5

Fleet Climper

8.30%

34

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.32%

35

6

15

Blackmyre Flynn

8.32%

36

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.36%

37

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.36%

38

0

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.37%

39

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.37%

40

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.38%

41

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.38%

42

0

3

An Darach Anderson

8.39%

43

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.42%

44

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.42%

45

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.44%

46

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.44%

47

0

4

Geldron Faddom

8.45%

48

1

1

Newsham Raven

8.46%

49

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.46%

50

6

10

Diemwnt Afon

8.47%

51

0

0

Meadow Rook

8.47%

52

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.49%

53

0

0

Hartons Mike

8.50%

54

0

1

Cross Reguill Adam

8.55%

55

2

3

Diemwnt Ellian

8.56%

56

1

0

Treetops Norris

8.56%

57

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.56%

58

0

0

Milligord Davie

8.58%

59

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.58%

60

1

2

Carn Bhren Guga

8.59%

61

10

22

Blazefield Beano

8.61%

62

4

7

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.63%

63

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.64%

64

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.64%

65

1

1

Glachbeg Casper

8.65%

66

0

2

Balearn Fergus

8.65%

67

1

0

North House Haldor

8.65%

68

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.66%

69

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.66%

70

0

0

Hengistbury Ivan

8.69%

71

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.69%

72

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.69%

73

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.70%

74

0

2

Cherry Abe

8.71%

75

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.72%

76

0

6

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.72%

77

1

5

Broadacres Bruce

8.73%

78

0

13

Boars Loki

8.74%

79

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.75%

80

1

5

Wharncliffe Peston

8.76%

81

0

0

North House Weston

8.77%

82

1

2

Sinclair Bay David

8.78%

83

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.79%

84

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.80%

85

0

4

Bluestone Carl

8.80%

86

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.81%

87

3

3

Rosedean Viento

8.81%

88

0

1

Bluestone Borris

8.82%

89

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.82%

90

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.83%

91

1

12

Tabor Adam

8.83%

92

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.84%

93

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.85%

94

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.87%

95

1

11

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.87%

96

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.90%

97

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.91%

98

0

2

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.92%

99

2

18

Charmfield Angus

8.93%

100

0

0

Meadow Thrush

8.93%

101

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.93%

102

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.95%

103

1

11

Clunes Magnus

8.95%

104

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.96%

105

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.97%

106

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.99%

107

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.00%

108

4

6

Carn Bhren Inuus

9.02%

109

3

12

Windgates Gingernut

9.02%

110

1

9

Whinpot Red Adair

9.03%

111

2

7

Fleecefaulds Idaho

9.03%

112

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

9.04%

113

2

4

Emgee Quigley

9.07%

114

0

0

Emgee Percival

9.10%

115

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.16%

116

0

0

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.17%

117

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.17%

118

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.17%

119

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.21%

120

4

5

Geldron Greff

9.29%

121

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.29%

122

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.35%

123

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.46%

124

0

7

Rockytoon Hurl

9.47%

125

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.48%

126

1

7

Meadow Corbie

9.48%

127

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.48%

128

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.48%

129

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.49%

130

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.59%

131

1

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.60%

132

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.93%

133

9

5

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.94%

134

0

0

St Trinians Balou

10.08%

135

9

30

 

Live Bulls and AI Bulls  

146 animals. Overall mean: 8.53%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.84%

1

AI Dead

13

54

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.21%

2

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.36%

3

AI Dead

6

22

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.42%

4

AI

3

6

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.46%

5

AI Dead

3

35

Randolph Fergus

7.50%

6

AI Dead

1

19

St Trinians Mansie

7.52%

7

AI Dead

7

24

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.56%

8

 

1

6

Greenoak Neo

7.60%

9

 

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.62%

10

 

0

3

Templeson Victor

7.70%

11

 

1

32

Letham Lamgarth

7.78%

12

 

0

0

Hollington Norbury

7.92%

13

 

0

0

Templeson Chip

7.94%

14

 

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.94%

15

AI Dead

14

38

Little Wyld Davey

7.96%

16

 

0

0

Blue Cedar Sparky

7.96%

17

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.97%

18

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

7.99%

19

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.00%

20

 

0

0

Tabor Alan

8.04%

21

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

8.06%

22

 

0

0

Culloden Alastair

8.09%

23

 

0

0

Stackyard Erik

8.09%

24

 

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.09%

25

 

0

5

Little Wyld Barny

8.11%

26

 

0

1

Gillarunna Thor

8.12%

27

 

0

1

Hengistbury Galileo

8.12%

28

 

0

0

Fleet Elvys

8.13%

29

 

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.14%

30

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.15%

31

AI Dead

1

9

Collafirth Tyson

8.16%

32

 

1

6

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.19%

33

 

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.19%

34

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.20%

35

AI Dead

1

4

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.20%

36

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

37

 

0

5

Selbiehill Pedro

8.21%

38

 

0

2

Carn Bhren James

8.22%

39

AI

0

5

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.23%

40

 

6

15

St Tudwals Madoc

8.24%

41

 

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.24%

42

 

1

5

Little Wyld Davidson

8.27%

43

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.28%

44

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.29%

45

 

0

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.29%

46

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.30%

47

 

2

3

Castle Croft Bryn

8.30%

48

 

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.31%

49

 

0

3

Blackmyre Flynn

8.33%

50

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.33%

51

 

0

4

Geldron Faddom

8.34%

52

 

1

1

Islesburgh John

8.34%

53

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.34%

54

 

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.35%

55

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.36%

56

 

6

10

Meadow Rook

8.36%

57

 

0

0

Diemwnt Afon

8.38%

58

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.41%

59

 

0

0

Camuscross Marsaili

8.43%

60

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.44%

61

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.46%

62

 

1

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.48%

63

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.48%

64

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.48%

65

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.50%

66

 

10

22

Hollington Lancelot

8.50%

67

 

1

2

Hartons Mike

8.51%

68

 

0

1

Blazefield Beano

8.54%

69

 

4

7

Emgee Nigel

8.56%

70

 

1

1

Castle Croft Boris

8.56%

71

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.57%

72

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.58%

73

 

2

3

Balearn Fergus

8.59%

74

 

1

0

Milligord Davie

8.60%

75

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.60%

76

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.60%

77

 

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.60%

78

 

0

2

Hengistbury Ivan

8.62%

79

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.62%

80

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Lucifer

8.63%

81

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.64%

82

 

0

6

Wharncliffe Peston

8.65%

83

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.65%

84

 

0

13

Cherry Abe

8.65%

85

 

0

0

Boars Loki

8.67%

86

 

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.67%

87

 

1

5

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.68%

88

 

1

5

Diemwnt Derw

8.68%

89

 

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.71%

90

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.72%

91

 

1

12

Rosedean Viento

8.72%

92

 

0

1

Sinclair Bay David

8.72%

93

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.72%

94

AI Dead

2

26

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.72%

95

 

0

0

Tabor Adam

8.73%

96

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.73%

97

 

0

0

Minarvi Lowrie

8.73%

98

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.74%

99

 

1

11

Hollins Bobby

8.74%

100

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.74%

101

 

0

4

Bluestone Carl

8.75%

102

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.76%

103

 

0

2

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.76%

104

 

2

18

Bluestone Borris

8.76%

105

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.78%

106

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.79%

107

 

3

3

Meadow Thrush

8.80%

108

 

0

0

Meadow Magpie

8.80%

109

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.80%

110

 

1

11

Charmfield Angus

8.82%

111

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.83%

112

 

0

2

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.85%

113

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.86%

114

 

1

2

Whinpot Silurian

8.86%

115

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.87%

116

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.90%

117

 

1

9

Fleecefaulds Idaho

8.94%

118

 

0

0

Emgee Quigley

8.96%

119

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.98%

120

 

2

4

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.98%

121

 

3

12

Whinpot Red Adair

8.99%

122

 

2

7

Emgee Percival

8.99%

123

 

0

0

Clunes Magnus

9.02%

124

 

0

0

Meadow Wren

9.03%

125

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.05%

126

 

4

6

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.07%

127

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.08%

128

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.08%

129

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.10%

130

 

4

5

Renwick Renoir

9.12%

131

AI Dead

3

15

Geldron Greff

9.14%

132

 

0

0

Geldron Hairst

9.14%

133

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

9.22%

134

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.33%

135

 

1

7

Meadow Corbie

9.33%

136

 

0

0

Meadow Robin

9.33%

137

 

0

0

Meadow Crow

9.33%

138

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hurl

9.33%

139

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.33%

140

 

0

7

Rockytoon Geordie

9.35%

141

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

9.48%

142

 

1

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.48%

143

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.78%

144

 

9

5

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.80%

145

 

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.91%

146

 

9

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