EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE PHOTOS TO SUBMIT

You can take pictures while your sheep is grazing, or use a stand, or have your sheep tied. Get a complete side shot of the sheep in the side photos. Kneel down and get at ground level with your sheep so your sheep can be pictured at its best.

REMEMBER, you will need to have a measurement of your sheep in one of the photos or in a separate photo. Have the sheep standing next to a yardstick or wicket. Your sheep will need to be on a flat and level surface.

You can use a second yardstick and lay it across the sheep on the withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades) making sure it is level and have it intersect with the yardstick perpendicular to the ground next to the sheep. When taking the photo, be level with the sheep and not standing over it so the accurate measurement can be seen. Be sure to hold any measuring instrument perpendicular to the ground. When using a yardstick, mark the 24-inch measurement with a black marker or a piece of tape so it can easily be seen in the photos. If your sheep is not sheared in the pictures, press the fleece down.


Above is an acceptable ear tag photo. The photo was taken using telephoto and saved as a 4 x 6 inch picture. When it is printed, it prints 4 x 6 inches and the ear tag can be easily read.


EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE PHOTOS TO SUBMIT

  1. Photographer standing over the sheep while taking the photo. The complete body of the sheep will not be able to be viewed because of the angle the photo was taken.
  2. Shadows on the sheep.
  3. The sheep standing with a group of sheep.
  4. Photos of the sheep too far in the distance.
  5. Blurry photos.

Photos submitted like the ones below will be returned and you will be asked to submit more photos of your sheep:



The Open Registration Application Form and the Work Order and Fee Schedule Form is a fillable PDF or you may print it first and fill it out by hand.

Open Registration Application

You must be a member of the NABSSAR to register and transfer sheep.
Before submitting any applications for registering or transferring sheep, please become a member and obtain your membership number. You will receive a welcome letter with your membership number and other information from ASR within two weeks of their receipt of your application, usually sooner. If you are a current member of NABSSAR and do not know your Membership Number, you can find it on our Members List page to the left of your name.

This section is for the owner's information.

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Fillable PDF - In the spaces provided on the form, type the Date the Application will be Mailed using MM/DD/YYYY format, press TAB; Type Your Name and/or your Farm Name registered with NABSSAR, press TAB; type your NABSSAR Member ID #, press TAB; type your Address, press TAB; type your City, press TAB; type your State using the 2-letter abbreviation, press TAB; type your Zip Code, press TAB; type your Phone Number, press TAB; type your E-mail address, press TAB
OR
If you've printed the form and are filling it out by hand - Write the Date the Application will be Mailed using MM/DD/YYYY format. Write Your Name and/or your Farm Name registered with NABSSAR. Write your NABSSAR Member ID #. Write your Address. Write your City. Write your State using the 2-letter abbreviation. Write your Zip Code. Write your Phone Number. And write your E-mail address in the spaces provided on the form.

This section is the personal information for the sheep that you are applying for registration on.

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Fillable PDF - In the spaces provided on the form, type the sheep's unique individual complete number in the From The Tag In The Sheep's Ear - Scrapie Tag #, press TAB; type the sheep''s unique complete Farm Tag # (if they have one), press TAB; type the Sheep's Name to include the previous owner's last name or farm name, press TAB; type the sheep's Registration Number found on its current Certificate of Registry, press TAB; type the name of the Registry Where the sheep is currently Registered, press TAB; type the sheep's Birth Date using the MM/DD/YYYY format, press TAB; use the drop down menu to choose the sheep's Color (either Off-white or Black), press TAB; use the drop down menu to choose the sheep's Sex (either E for ewe, R for ram, or W for wether), press TAB; use the drop down menu to choose the sheep's Birth Type (either SN for single birth, TW for twin birth, TR for a triplet birth, use how many lambs were birthed even if one or more died), press TAB; type the Height At the Shoulder/Withers in inches, press TAB, type the sheep's genotype at Codon 171 if known (RR, QR, or QQ), press TAB

OR
If you've printed the form and are filling it out by hand - Write the sheep's unique individual complete number in the From The Tag In The Sheep's Ear - Scrapie Tag #. Write the sheep's unique complete Farm Tag # (if they have one). Write the Sheep's complete Name to include the previous owner's last name or farm name. Write the sheep's Registration Number found on its current Certificate of Registry. Write the name of the Registry Where the sheep is currently Registered. Write the sheep's Birth Date using the MM/DD/YYYY format. Write the sheep's Color (either Off-white or Black). Write the sheep's Sex (either E for ewe, R for ram, or W for wether). Write the sheep's Birth Type (either SN for single birth, TW for twin birth, TR for a triplet birth, use how many lambs were birthed even if one or more died). Write the Height At the Shoulder/Withers in inches. Write the sheep's genotype at Codon 171 if known (RR, QR, or QQ) in the spaces provided on the form.

This section is for all known ancestor and pedigree information. Please fill out as completely as possible. If you have paper(s) showing all the ancestor information, or a pedigree that shows extended lineage, please attach a COPY of them to your application and type or write "pedigree information attached". (Do not send originals.)

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Fillable PDF - Type in the information referring to the Certificates of Registry or pedigrees you possess, press TAB after each line to work through the section, press TAB
OR
If you've printed the form and are filling it out by hand - Write in the information referring to the Certificates of Registry or pedigrees you possess in the spaces provided on the form.

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN YOUR APPLICATION

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Fillable PDF - The form may be signed electronically if you like. If not, after you've printed the form, don't forget to sign by hand.Type the date using the MM/DD/YYYY day format. Don't forget to sign by hand.
OR
If you've printed the form and are filling it out by hand - Sign and date the form.

Do not type or write in this gray area. This area is for office use only.

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Fees: The members of the Open Registry Standards Committee will review each submitted application individually. If your sheep meets the requirements, as well as the NABSSAR Breed Standard, your application will be forwarded to the Registrar and the Certificate of Registry will be granted and mailed to you. Include the Work Order and Fee Schedule with your application. The fees are $8.00 per sheep, plus $10.00 for viewing photos and documents. The total, per sheep, is $18.00.

Snail Mail the:

  1. Open Registry Form (filled out completely)
  2. Work Order & Fee Schedule
  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration from other BABYDOLL Southdown Registry
  4. Copy of any pedigrees with extended lineage information
  5. Photos - front, back, right side, left side, ear tag(s), & height
  6. Correct Fees
to:
NABSSAR - ORSC
c/o Amanda Goodwin
261 Caddo Gap Rd
Delight, AR 71940
Telephone: (870) 279-1775
Send E-mail
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN AND DATE YOUR APPLICATION
Updated as of 03/13/2017