Registration Instructions & Information
All sheep must pass inspection prior to registration.
This requires that a clear, good-resolution portrait-type photo of
the individual be submitted along with the application form. In
addition, candidate sheep will fall into one of the following
categories and the requirements described below must be completed to
qualify the animals for registration.
All sheep submitted for registration must be
permanently identified by tattoo or eartag of the breeder's choice.
This identification number will stay with the sheep for its entire
life, and may not be altered. Registration certifications will
reflect this number, as well as any name/identification assigned to
the individual animal. It is recommended that a two-part name,
consisting of the flock name and an individual name, be assigned to
every sheep submitted for registration. ALL sheep registrations will
carry the name of the flock of origin; NOT the flock name of a
1. Lambs Born to Unregistered Parents
Lambs born of one OR
both unregistered parents may NOT be registered until both
parents have been registered.
2. Adult Breeding Sheep
Adult sheep must have produced a minimum of one
live lamb which passes inspection before the parent may be
registered. Complete Form "B",
and submit with photos and payment. The fee for this service is $5
per animal registered.
3. Offspring of Two
Once both parents are registered, and the breeder
attests in writing to the accuracy of the application, sheep born of
two registered parents may be registered upon submission of the photo
and application form accompanied by the payment. Either lambs or
adult sheep may be registered this way. Complete Form
"A" and submit with photos
and payment. The fee for this service is $5 per animal registered.
4. Sale or Transfer of Ownership of Registered Sheep
If you are selling/buying a REGISTERED sheep, and wish to have the
owner's name on the registration changed, please complete and return
this form. Please follow the directions on the form itself regarding
other necessary paperwork and fees.
"Leasing" or Registering Sheep Born
of a Registered Ram YOU do NOT own
If you are NOT the owner of record of the sire
of your lamb which you wish to register, please complete Form
C. IF you are registering a lamb out of registered
parents, and do not own the sire, this form must accompany form A.
If the name of the flock of origin is unknown, an
appropriate notation will be made on the registration certificate at
the registry's discretion. Breeders may NOT use their herd name on an
animal which they have purchased! The owner of the DAM at the time of
conception is considered to be the breeder.
Breeders attest in writing to the accuracy of their
registration applications. Registrations are always based on planned,
controlled breedings. Progeny of sheep from breedings where parentage
is uncertain due to exposure of ewes to multiple rams are not
eligible for registration.
The registry reserves the right to include/exclude any
individual sheep based on its individual merit. This may include -
but is not necessarily limited to - compliance with breed
standard/type; ability to reproduce in kind; relative freedom from
apparent signs of crossbreeding, mismarkings, and excessive
woolliness; and demonstrated breeder integrity. Appeals to these
decisions will be considered, but the registry reserves the right to
the final determination.
Acceptance of any application for registration is
based on these stated criteria. Application fees for animals that may
be rejected for whatever reason will be refunded at the registry's
option. Applicants agree to hold the registry harmless for any
decisions it deems appropriate.
These regulations may be amended at any time, at the
sole discretion of the registry and/or its administrators.
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This Page Updated 6/08.