The Rare Breed Sheep Division of the IDGR-IFBR handles all herdbooks for any sheep registered with the IDGR. We are continuing to work towards expanding our herdbooks and growing our resources for fiber producers as well as those working with dairy, meat, and multipurpose sheep. Please contact us if you have any questions about registering your sheep with IDGR. Below is a list of the sheep breeds recognized by the IDGR-IFBR.


We do not currently have published breed standards for every breed listed. If you are interested in joining a committee for developing a breed standard, please contact the registrar at IDGRegistry@gmail.com


Registration Requirements for Sheep

Application for Registration

Application for Registration (multiple animals)

Sheep Milk Test Program

Registry of Merit


DAIRY BREEDS

  • Awassi
  • Assaf
  • East Friesian
  • Lacaune
  • Rideau Arcott
  • *Experimental Milk Cross


MINIATURE SHEEP BREEDS

  • Miniature Cheviots
  • Miniature Southdown
  • Ouessant
  • Shetland
  • Soay


RARE BREED LONGWOOL

  • Cotswold
  • Leicester Longwool 
  • Lincoln 


RARE BREED WOOL/MULTI PURPOSE

  • Black Welsh Mountain 
  • Clun Forest 
  • Dorset Horn
  • Florida Cracker 
  • Gulf Coast Native 
  • Hog Island 
  • Jacob 
  • Karakul 
  • Kerry Hill 
  • Navajo-Churro 
  • Oxford 
  • Romeldale/CVM 
  • Santa Cruz 
  • Shropshire 
  • Southdown 
  • Tunis 
  • Valais Blacknose 
  • Wiltshire Horn 


RARE BREED HAIR SHEEP

  • Barbados Black 
  • St Croix 


DEVELOPING BREEDS



Rare Breed Sheep Registry

International Dairy Goat Registry- International Fiber Breed Registry