Registration Information

Payment may be made using JSBA 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 online registration form may be easily filled out online and submitted.
Or if you prefer you may access the pdf registration form that can be printed and mailed to:
JSBA Registrar
Linda Bjarkman
1197 Eastman Mountain Rd., Tiger, GA 30576

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:

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 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 4 weeks or longer.
If registration is needed 4 or fewer weeks from receipt by the registrar of a complete application and payment of fees no extra charge is required, but the applicant must include the date needed.
Requests for "rush jobs" for which the registration certificate is needed in 2 or fewer weeks double the registration fees (i.e., rams/$20; ewes/$10), plus priority mail shipping ($10 for 3-day shipping; $25 for 2-day shipping) if the applicant is unable or unwilling to accept the registration certificate via e-mail.

In cases of "rush jobs" for ram registrations, the applicant must contact the registrar to determine where fleece samples should be mailed. Applicants should be prepared to use priority mail shipping to send fleece samples. The registration application and fees should be sent to:
JSBA Registrar
Linda Bjarkman
1197 Eastman Mountain Rd., Tiger, GA 30576

----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, and the owner must be a JSBA member. The certificate is good for the calendar year in which it is issued
Standard - allow 3 weeks and include date needed - $3
Requests for "rush jobs" for which the temporary lamb certificate is needed sooner than 2 weeks double the fee (i.e., $6), plus priority mail shipping ($10 for 3-day shipping; $25 for 2-day shipping) if the applicant is unable or unwilling to accept the temporary lamb certificate via e-mail.
Temporary certificate (use the registration application - no photos are required) requests should be mailed or emailed to:
JSBA Registrar
Linda Bjarkman
1197 Eastman Mountain Rd., Tiger, GA 30576

Applicants should note that JSBA is unable to process incomplete applications. Timelines described above are from receipt of a complete application and payment of appropriate fees. Errors on applications can delay processing.


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