American Jacob Sheep Registry
P.O. Box 237, McKean, PA 16426
It is important to bear in mind that the "perfect sheep" does not exist, and that a registry has the task of registering all acceptable candidates based on their breed purity, NOT on their relative closeness to any ideal of perfection!
Registration Instructions & Information
All sheep must pass inspection prior to registration. This requires that a clear, good-resolution portrait-type photos 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 certificates 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 subsequent buyer.
1. Lambs Born to Unregistered Parents
2. Adult Breeding Sheep
3. Offspring of Two
4. Offspring of Sheep Registered with other Registries
5. Sale or Transfer of
"Leasing" or Registering Sheep Born
of a Registered Ram YOU do NOT own
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 EWE 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.
Acceptance of any application for registration is based on these stated criteria. Application fees for animals that may be rejected for whatever reason may not 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.
©2006 AJSR All Rights Reserved. Last update 06/12.