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Ever wonder why your Certificates of Registration are different colors? Check out the images below to see which Herd Book your Boer goat is registered to.


 

For an explanation of the ABGA Herd Books, lets dive into the Rules & Regulations below!


Rule 200: Herd Books

The record of animal registrations of the Association shall be known as the American Boer Goat Herd Book. The methods in which the records are kept are vested with the Board of Directors.

  1. The American Boer Goat Herd Book is made up of three (3) herd books:

    1. Fullblood

    2. American Purebred

    3. American Percentage

  2. The herd book(s) are divided into categories. Each category is assigned a level of Boer breeding that determines the category of next generation. In order to maintain common percentage breaks, the percentage of the animal may be rounded to the nearest category.

Rule 201: Fullblood Boer Goats

Fullblood Boer Goats must have originated from 100% Fullblood stock, either imported or American born.


Rule 202: American Purebred Boer Goat Does

American Purebred Boer Goat Does must have a minimum of 93.75% and less than 100% Boer blood and originate from any combination of Fullblood, American Purebred, or American Percentage parents whose average percentage falls within the requirements for this category of registration. Does in this category become eligible to be shown in the same classes as Fullblood Boer goats.


Rule 203: American Purebred Boer Goat Bucks

American Purebred Boer Goats Bucks must have a minimum of 96.875% and less than 100% Boer

blood and originate from any combination of Fullblood, American Purebred, or American Percentage parents whose average percentage falls within the requirements for this category of registration. Bucks in this category are eligible to be shown in the same classes as Fullblood Boer goats.


Rule 204: American Percentage Boer Goat Does

American Percentage Boer Goat Does must have a minimum of 25% and less than 93.75% Boer blood and originate from any combination of Fullblood, American Purebred, American Percentage, or unregistered parents whose average percentage falls within the requirements for this category of registration.


Rule 205: American Percentage Boer Goat Bucks

American Percentage Boer Goat Bucks must have a minimum of 50% and less than 96.875% Boer

blood and originate from any combination of Fullblood, American Purebred, American Percentage, or unregistered parents whose average percentage falls within the requirements for this category of registration.


Rule 206: Percentage Boer Wethers; Record of Pedigree

Bucks of less than 50% Boer goat blood will not be eligible for registration. Wethers (castrated males) with at least one registered parent are eligible for a “Record of Pedigree” certificate. This “Record of Pedigree” will be issued after the proper documentation has been submitted with the wether’s herd prefix, herd name, tattoos, date of birth, and a three-generation history.


Rule 207: Animals Otherwise Ineligible for Registration or Record of Pedigree; Listing Paper

Animals that are otherwise ineligible for registration or a Record of Pedigree will be eligible for a

“Listing Paper” with the Association. This “Listing Paper” will be issued after the proper documentation has been submitted with the applicant’s herd prefix, herd name, tattoos, date of birth, and a copy of any applicable registration certificate issued by another association.



Certificate Colors & Herd Books

Ever wonder why your Certificates of Registration are different colors?