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. Buy registering and tracking our Babydolls we can gradually build our new Australian Babydoll breed.
Breeders operating a registered sheep stud must use registered sheep in their breeding program to be able to sell the sheep that they breed with registration papers. Generally it is not possible to buy sheep without papers and then register them later, no matter what their pedigree.
Many sheep shows only allow registered sheep to participate so if you want to show sheep you generally need to register them and show them at shows that recognise your registry.
Buying registered Babydoll Sheep
Make sure to buy registered sheep if you want to breed and sell Babydoll Sheep with registration papers. If you are just getting started and haven't decided whether you want to sell registered sheep, you can keep your options open by buying registered sheep. Remember that you generally can't turn unregistered sheep into registered sheep.
Unlike the other registries, the BSBA Babydoll registry recognises sheep from the ASSBA Southdown, ASSBA Babdoll and AABMGS Babydoll Southdown registries. Buyers are encouraged to ask for full pedigrees and registration details for the sheep from these registries at the time of sale along with evidence of transfer of registration to the buyer.
Can Babydoll Sheep be dual registered?
Yes it is possible to dual register some white Babydoll Sheep in two registries: