We are happy to assist breeders in the development of their new goat or sheep breed. To get started, please contact the IDGR office to open a new herdbook.
**Note: this does not apply to development of Miniature Dairy Goats. Please see our Miniature Dairy Goat Requirements for a description of breed development
All crosses used in the development will be registered as Experimental until the desired characteristics are produced. Once an animal is produced that conforms to the desired breed standard, it will be registered in the American herdbook for its breed. The next three generations will be registered in the American herdbook for the new breed. Offspring after the third generation that conform to the breed standard will then be placed in the Purebred herdbook.
To open a new herdbook for your developing breed you will need:
Developing a New Breed
International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry
(Formerly IDGR-IFBR, International Dairy Goat Registry