Registration Information


Registrations may now be submitted online at: AccuRegister
Payment may be made using PayPal or a check made payable to JSBA.
Payment instructions are listed at the bottom of the online submission form.
Registration fees are $10 for rams and $5 for ewes.

The registration form may also be printed and mailed to:
John Savage
1039 State Route 168
Darlington, PA 16115

Sheep to be registered in JSBA must either be owned by or bred by a current JSBA member.
Non-members may register sheep bred by JSBA members. Applications should be signed by the breeder/member.

For your convenience in filling out your applications a listing of flock prefixes with owner names can be found at:

The method of registry is such that any animal that enters the JSBA registration program from any source outside of the organization's registry is placed, upon passing the inspection procedure, in the "FF" or Foundation Flock book. When this animal is bred to another Jacob sheep that is at least registered in the "FF" flock, their offspring offspring will be placed in the "A" flock book.

The graduated flock book method guarantees that all  animals on a registered pedigree with X number of generations met the breed standard. If you purchase a "C" flock animal, then you are guaranteed that this particular animal has both sets of parents at least at the "B" flock level, 4 grandparents at the "A" level, and 8 great grandparents at the "FF" level that all passed the inspection procedure. It is a way of scrutinizing every lamb born, no matter what generation, or how long a pedigree it has. The graduated flock book method of accepting animals for registration has been going on in the UK in every branch of their rare breeds since 1972. If an animal does not fit a breed standard then it is not accepted for registration.

Can you have a lamb born to two "D" flock parents that does not meet the breed standard?
Yes. This can happen, although the likelihood is much less than if you were using two "FF" generation animals.

What happens if a sheep has one parent that is FF and one parent that is A, B, C, D, or E?
The lamb is entered into the flock book ONE letter higher than the lowest parent...e.g., FF + C = A registered lamb; B + C = C registered lamb.


Registration Fees

Standard - rams/$10 ewes/$5 - may take up to 10 weeks.
If registration is needed 35 days from receipt at the business office, there is no extra charge, but you must include the date needed.
Requests for quick turnaround are possible, but a $35 rush fee may be levied by accuRegister.
The registration application and fees should be sent to:
JSBA Registrar
John Savage; accuregister
1039 State Route 168, Darlington, PA 16115
(724) 843-2084

Registration applications may also be submitted online:

----for lambs less than 1 year old.
Temporary lamb certificates are issued to satisfy the requirement by some fairs and shows that lambs be registered, but when the lamb (e.g., a ram lamb) is too young or insufficient time allows for full registration. A temporary lamb certificate ensures a lamb is descended from JSBA-registered parents, although it has not yet undergone required inspection for registration.
Both parents must be registered. The certificate is good for the calendar year in which it was issued
Standard - allow 3 weeks and include date needed - $3
Requests for quick turnaround are possible, but a $35 rush fee may be levied by accuRegister.
Temporary certificate (use the registration application - no pictures are required) requests should be mailed to:
JSBA Registrar
John Savage; accuregister
1039 State Route 168, Darlington, PA 16115
(724) 843-2084


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