Polices – American Royal

Policies of Pedigree International Registry

Registration of an American Royal goat

The breeder should review the breed standards and become familiar with the variances prior to registration.

PI will no longer have a description on the goat application. Fullblood Savannas that display color (red heads, black heads, solid spots, solid colors, etc.) will no long be registered in the South American Savanna herd book. These colored goats can be registered in the American Royal herd book. Savannas with a roan coloring in the white coat is accepted into the South American Savanna herd book.

All offspring of an American Royal (regardless of the color of that offspring) will remain registered in the American Royal herdbook. If an American Royal buck or doe is bred to a Savanna in the South African Savanna herdbook the offspring will be registered into the American Royal herdbook regardless of color. Breed Up programs of the American Royal are welcome in the American Royal herdbook.

PI will allow breeder discretion on what is submitted for application. The market will determine the interpretation and allowances of a goat’s appearance, with relations to standard, not PI.

Breeders are encouraged to use the American Royal option to also work on performance tested animals.  As we get breeders that participate in objective performance testing we will work on performance data collection and identification of top performance animals. Performance testing options are a work in progress. If you so desire to set up a program let’s talk about it!

The breeder must complete all the registry paperwork, submit fees, and submit to PI. If this registration is from progeny of semen use, a DNA parentage report from UC Davis must be included with the application.

All animals submitted for registration must have permanent identification in place before registration application is submitted.  Permanent identification is either proper tattoo sequence in both ears or microchip. Ear tags are not considered permanent identification.

The buyer may no longer register or transfer goats that were purchased.

The breeder/seller  (active PI client) must complete all the registry paperwork, submit fees, and send to PI within 30 days of the sale. This applies to transfers on the back of the certificate and transfers on application. Prior permission will be needed for packets greater than 30 days, but will have an additional fee.

Note: If the “Name of this animal” field is left blank on the application, the animal will automatically be given the breeders herd prefix followed by the left ear tattoo. If there is no left ear tattoo (when the breeder uses micro chips) then the animals name will be the breeders herd prefix and the last four digits of the micro chip number.

Goats over 24 months of age
 after Dec 31, 2016; a fee of $25 will be charged on all American Royals over 24 months of age.

All goats that have died or sold without papers are to be reported.  Certificates are to be returned to P.I. with the word ‘deceased’ or ‘sold without papers’ written on the certificate with the date of death/sale if known.

For any goat to be registered as a PUREBRED a doe must be at least  15/16 – 94% and a buck must be at least  31/32 – 97% (rounded up). Actual percentage of sire and dam will be used in the calculation for figuring the percentage of the offspring.

Annual client fee for PI breeders is $35 per year and allows a breeder access to all PI goat herdbooks. This maintains the herd books and advertises the breeders within Pedigree International’s Breeder Index on the Pedigree website. Pedigree is also using social media advertising to bring perspective buyers to Pedigree’s web site and associated web pages. This will help new customers find PI breeders in their area.

The Mailing of Certificates:

Breeder / Seller requesting a transfer of ownership on an Animal Application
All certificates created from an application are sent back to the original breeder/seller.  This provides the opportunity for the breeder/seller to review the certificate for accuracy

Transfers on the back of the certificate:
When an animal is transferred to the new buyer/owner from the form on the back of a certificate PI will send the new certificate onto the new owner, providing the seller has submitted mailing fee to cover the work being sent to various addresses.  It is concluded, that once the certificate is in the hands of the breeders and then sent back to PI with the Transfer Form filled out on the back, that the seller has reviewed the information on the front of the certificate and deems it correct.

-DNA dictated pedigree change policy

When a goat proves different then its pedigree by DNA, it must use DNA to prove its pedigree status.  When a parent proves out by DNA, that parent reverts to a 0%, unless DNA can qualify in a new parent.

Changes will be made to an animal only after a verified DNA report from US Davis has been submitted to PI.  PI reserves the right to further investigate the results of the report.  The submitting party will provide PI with all DNA case codes associated with the case; failure to do so could result in 0% on the affected parent.

The submitting breeder is responsible to promptly contact  all their buyers to alert them that a change may/will be forthcoming in an effort to halt any sales, purchases or breedings that may be pending.

The submitting breeder will be responsible for all fees associated with the changes. 

– Rush Orders

There is a $25 fee for a rush order. A PDF of the new certificate can be emailed the next day. The new certificate will be mailed the next business day. If a certificate is required to be overnight express mailed, the fee will be $75. Contact PI by email or phone prior to placing a “Rush” order.

– Returned Check fee

You really don’t want to do this. Be professional. There is a $40 returned check fee. The second returned check would result in additional fees plus loss of check privileges.

– FEES are located on the drop down menu located on the website tool bar.

– Transfer of Savanna goats from other registries

Pedigree will no longer accept transfers of goats from other registries after the below deadlines. NASA documents after Oct 15, 2015 are no longer accepted. WWSGA documents after November 30, 2015 are no longer accepted. Documents from any Savanna registry formed after November 30, 2015 with not be accepted.

The only way to register a NASA or WWSGA (or any other registry) registered goat after the deadline is for the original breeder to apply for an original Pedigree International certificate, as if the goat has never been registered. Then the original breeder would need to transfer the goat into the current owners name. The original breeder will be signing the registry document to assume full liability for the circumstances of the animal being registered.  Pedigree International  reserves the right to decline clients or documents without cause.

-Reproduction Policies

– Semen Collection

DNA reports issued by UC Davis, collection reports and sales receipts on all semen sales are to be provided to Pedigree International on a timely basis from the date of collection/sales.

Progeny resulting from an Artificial Insemination must have a completed goat application plus a semen collection memo signed by the processor who collected semen from the sire on file with P.I. The semen collection memo must contain the sire’s registration number, visible identification, the date the semen was collected, the straw number, the size of straws collected, and fresh/frozen indication (as it applies).  All reports must be signed by the collection technician.  All collection documents are to be submitted to Pedigree International by the owner of the buck collected to be held in file. 

A DNA report from UC Davis must be on file with Pedigree International on all bucks collected and used for AI by the registered owner of the buck at the time of collection. The seller of such semen is responsible to make all information available to both the buyer of said semen and to P.I.   Any DNA case code on file with Pedigree International linked back to semen collection bucks, AI or ET, will be considered open information and Pedigree International my use or distribute said case codes or associated reports as they see fit.  

Only bucks registered with Pedigree International and owned by an active P.I. client at the time of the sale of semen or signing of lease agreement will be eligible to have offspring registered into the P.I. database

– Artificial Insemination

All kids that are the product of AI must be parent verified by DNA at UC Davis and a report from UC Davis must accompany the registration of the offspring.

Live Service By Any Buck. 
When a live buck is used to service a doe that is owned by another breeder a “Service Memo” must be filled out by the owner of the buck used. ALL does that are listed on the any one service memo must have ALL the kids born to them registered at the same time and the original service memo must accompany the registration for application.

If the semen was purchased, a copy of the semen straws bill of sale will also be required.

      All kids produced by AI must be DNA Parent verified.

– Embryo Transfer

An embryo transfer memo must be provided stating the Sire’s registration number, the Dam’s registration number, the recipient number, the date of implantation, and must be signed by the person who performed the implantation. If the embryo was frozen, the straw code will also need to be submitted.

The identification number of the recipient that carried the animal must be indicated on that animal’s application for registration. A service memo is required if the Sire was not owned by the owner of the Dam at the time of breeding.

The owner of the Donor Doe is responsible for the registration of all kids submitted for registration from the flushing of that specific Donor Doe. If the owner of the Donor Doe sells recipients or is in a ‘joint venture’ on the flushing of any Donor Doe, the breeder on record of the Donor Doe is still responsible for the registration and submission of all fees associated with that flush.  All kids submitted for registration from an ET program must be Parent Verified by UC Davis DNA testing.  A copy of the parent verification must be presented with the original application for registration.   The breeder may call PI ahead to reserve PI registration numbers for the kids to be DNA tested but the actual registration can not be completed until the DNA parentage verification has been preformed and submitted to PI with the animal application.

In the event that some embryos were frozen, the owner of the frozen embryos at the time of thawing will be responsible for the registration of all thawed embryos. The appropriate paperwork on the flush, freezing, selling, thawing, implantation , and DNA parentage verification of the embryos must be submitted with the animal application.

Only current/active PI clients may register ET offspring, regardless of the date they purchased the embryos/recipients.  The seller of said embryos must have been a PI client at the time of the sale.

                 Pedigree International requires DNA parentage on all progeny of the genetics work.



If you have a circumstance that is not covered by the policies above, or would like to petition for a variance, you may contact Pedigree to discuss your matter.