Coefficient of inbreeding
Did you know that the BSBA Babydoll CloudLines registry software lets you look up extended pedigrees and automatically calculates a Coefficeint of Inbreeding (COI) for each registered sheep? The calculations use all the pedigree information in the registry. That's much more data than an individual breeder would typically have access to.
Our registry also has a handy tool where you can enter a proposed sire and dam to calculate the COI for their lambs.
babydoll and southdown
What is the difference?
This seemingly simple question is tricky...
It short, in Australia a Babydoll sheep is a smaller type of Southdown with a woolly head. BSBA breeders are adding coloured wool, patterns, spots and stripes as part of creating a new Babydoll breed.
Why register sheep?
Breeders register sheep as a way of tracking pedigrees, genetics and purity of sheep type. Over time these registrations create flock histories that become a useful resource for all breeders. By registering and tracking our Babydolls we can gradually build our new Australian Babydoll breed. It is a form of quality control that reduces the chance of valuable genetics being wasted by not being tracked and consequently becoming unavailable to registered flocks in the future.