If you have any questions regarding your membership or your registrations, please contact:

North American BABYDOLL Southdown Sheep Association & Registry
305 Lincoln
PO Box 231
Wamego, Kansas 66547

Telephone: (785) 456-8500 Fax: (785) 456-8599
E-mail: (put NABSSAR in the subject line)

You must be a member of the NABSSAR to register (includes Open Registry) 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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION
Current NABSSAR members may Fill out the Application for Sheep Registration or Transfer Form and the Work Order & Fee Schedule then Print It and send it directly to the NABSSAR registry with the proper fees. The form is a fillable PDF or you may print it first and fill it out by hand.

The required photos for transfer and/or registration may now be electronically submitted to the ASR for
a fee of $0.50 per page.
The e-mail address is asregistry@gmail.com

Please Note
: The required photos for the Open Registry Application must still be mailed with the entire required packet following the instructions on the registry page.
Questions & Answers Regarding the New Policy on printed head shots showing ear tag numbers. Examples of desirable and less than desirable photos.

NEW POLICY - EFFECTIVE January 1, 2016 (updated November 2017)

Printed head shots showing ear tag's numbers are now required to be submitted in order to register any sheep and to transfer any sheep. Further information and instructions is found below.

Effective January 1, 2016, ALL sheep registrations AND ALL transfers of sheep will require a close and clear printed PHOTO of the head of the sheep being registered or transferred. The photo must show the complete USDA official ear tag number (USDA Scrapie Eradication Program tags) and/or the complete farm tag number and enough of the sheep's head to identify the sheep. The NABSSAR will be using the head shot photos to serve as a VISUAL double check to ensure the sheep's ear tag number(s) is/are correct on the Certificate of Registration (CoR).

If the sheep is ever re-tagged, for any reason, the owner of the sheep MUST send the ORIGINAL CoR to the registrar, along with a new head shot of the sheep with the new ear tag in its ear. The ear tag information updates will be made on the CoR by the registry.

You MUST be the last current owner already listed on the CoR for the sheep in order to request the ear tag information of the sheep be updated by the registry.

A sheep may not be able to be registered and/or transferred if the paperwork or the CoR ear tag number information does not match the ear tag on the sheep. When purchasing a sheep, filling out paperwork on a sheep, etc., please check, double check, even triple check the sheep you have is the sheep listed on the paperwork or the CoR.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Thank you,
The NABSSAR Board of Directors

If you have any questions about filling out the form, please click here for assistance. This page goes through each section of the form step-by-step. Please feel free to contact the Registrar above or any of our Officers on the Contact Us page if you need further assistance with your forms.

Open Registration - PLEASE READ & FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION WITH THE NABSSAR FOR SHEEP REGISTERED WITH A DIFFERENT BABYDOLL SOUTHDOWN REGISTRY

Before mailing your application packet, review you have enclosed the following:

  1. Open Registry Form (filled out completely)
  2. Work Order & Fee Schedule
  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration from OEBR or an application for registration from the OEBR & copies of both sire & dam's CoR.
  4. Copy of any pedigrees with extended lineage information
  5. Photos - front, back, right side, left side, ear tag(s), & height
  6. Copy of genotyping results from the lab (RR, QR, or QQ) if to be added to the CoR.
  7. Correct Fees

    ORSC = Open Registration Standards Committee

    It is understood any BABYDOLL Southdown applying for registration with the NABSSAR must meet the Breed Standard as outlined in the NABSSAR Handbook. You may apply for your sheep's registration through the NABSSAR Open Registry Standards Committee if you have a BABYDOLL Southdown sheep previously registered with any other BABYDOLL Southdown registry (Olde English Babydoll Registry - OEBR) if the sheep meets our Breed Standard; OR if you have a BABYDOLL Southdown sheep meeting our Breed Standard whose sire and dam are registered with any other BABYDOLL Southdown registry (OEBR). You must provide a copy of the sheep's sire and dam's Certificate of Registration from the other registry. PLEASE NOTE: You may be requested to provide additional pictures or documentation, in addition to the requirements listed below, to help in the decision process.

    The Open Registry Process: The sheep must go through the application and inspection process. Please note the following regarding Open Regstration.

    1.) Turnaround time (not including mailing time) for Open Registration packets may be up to 4 - 6 weeks. If the packet does not include all of the required information; or, if additional information is needed, turnaround time will be longer.

    2.) The RUSH option is not available for Open Registry applications.

    3.) Please plan ahead or make copies of your application to give to buyers if necessary.

    4.) If filling out the form by hand, please PRINT CLEARLY.

    THE STEPS:
    1.) You must be a member of the NABSSAR to register (includes Open Registry) 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 have a BABYDOLL Southdown sheep previously registered with any other BABYDOLL Southdown registry if the sheep meets our Breed Standard; OR if you have a BABYDOLL Southdown sheep meeting our Breed Standard whose sire and dam are registered with any other BABYDOLL Southdown registry you may apply to transfer those sheep to NABSSAR by filling out the Open Registry Form and complete the process listed.

    2.) The applicant sheep MUST be at least 9 months old so we can estimate adult height using the height photo submitted.

    3.) Fill out the Open Registry Form and Work Order & Fee Schedule Form, then Print It The form is a fillable PDF or you may print it first and fill it out by hand. The form must be COMPLETELY filled out. Click here for guidance on taking proper pictures and filling out the form.

    4.) Submit 4 clear photos of the animal standing squarely, each side (right and left), front and back. The photo must be clear, close, and include the entire sheep in the photo. Please only have one sheep in each photo. The photos must be submitted hard copy. You may use a digital camera but print the photos on a piece of paper. The photos can be on one sheet of paper but make sure they are not too small.

    5.) The sheep must have a USDA official ear tag (Scrapie ear tag). The numbers on the tag must be visible in the photo. This most likely will require a separate photo but make sure it is clear it is the same sheep.

    6.) The ORSC needs proof of height. In the side photo, or take 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 lay a second yard stick across the sheep on the withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades) making sure it is level. Hold the second yard stick perpendicular to the yardstick 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. When using a yardstick, mark the 24-inch measurement with a black marker or a piece of tape so it is easily seen in the photos. If your sheep is not sheared in the pictures, press the fleece down.

    7.) Make a photocopy of the sheep's current registration papers and copies of any available extended pedigrees, or any other information about the sheep to include with your mailing.

    8.) Include a copy of the genotyping results (RR, AR, or QQ) from the lab if you would like this information to be added to the CoR.

    9.) Include the Work Order & Fee Schedule and the fees. $8.00 per sheep registration or transfer, plus $10.00 for viewing photos and documents. Send a total of $18.00 per sheep when applying for Open Registration.

    10.) Snail Mail the:

    1. Open Registry Form (filled out completely)
    2. Work Order & Fee Schedule
    3. Copy of Certificate of Registration from OEBR or an application for registration from the OEBR & copies of both sire & dam's CoR.
    4. Copy of any pedigrees with extended lineage information
    5. Photos - front, back, right side, left side, ear tag(s), & height
    6. Copy of genotyping results (RR, QR, or QQ) if to be added to the CoR.
    7. Correct Fees
    To:
    NABSSAR - ORSC
    c/o Amanda Goodwin
    261 Caddo Gap Rd
    Delight, AR 71940
    Telephone: (870) 279-1775
    Send E-mail

    The members of the ORSC 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 (CoR) will be granted and mailed to you.

    Improperly filled out forms, incorrectly sent applications, or insufficient funds will be returned. This may cause delays in the process. All applications for registry require photocopies of previous CoR's. Please do not send in the original certificates as they will not be returned.

    Click here for guidance on taking proper pictures and filling out the form.
    Or contact Amanda Goodwin.

Updated as of 11/28/2017