International Fainting Goat Association
1039 State Route 168
Darlington, PA 16115
Rules of Registration
The following Rules of Registration are designed to make certain all animals are registered in accordance with the guidelines as set forth by the International Fainting Goat Association (IFGA). If after reading this information you have any questions please contact the Board of Directors.
1. Herd Prefix – All animals must be registered with the herd prefix of the owner at the time of birth. If you purchase an animal that was not previously registered you must use the prefix of the owner at the time of birth. This owner must sign the application giving their authorization to use their prefix. If the owner at the time of birth does not have a herd prefix you should use their last name as the prefix and again you must have their signed authorization.
Born the property of ________________________________________
IFGA Memb No
If you do not know the owner at time of birth or cannot get a signed authorization you may use your own prefix and should sign the application as:
Found goat purchased by ____________________________________
IFGA Memb No
2. Categories of Registration – All animals must be registered in one of the following categories based upon the requirements listed.
Certified Premium - This category is for all animals that readily faint and
fall down in a Myotonic state. This must be documented by photograph.
Both the sire and dam must be registered with the IFGA or another
registry. See information below for photograph requirements.
Premium – This category is for all animals that readily faint and fall down in a Myotonic state. This category does not require a down photo but both the sire and dam must be registered with the IFGA. We do not accept pedigree information from other registries for this category because a down photo is not required. See information below for photograph requirements.
Regular – This category is for any doe that does not readily faint but is wooden-legged. This means the animals back legs stiffen but they do not fall down in a Myotonic state. If after being registered in the Regular category you are able to get the “down” photo the animal may be upgraded to the Certified Premium category provided the lineage requirements are met as outlined in 2.a above. If the lineage requirements are not met the animal will be upgraded to the Heritage category. Bucks cannot be registered in this category.
Effective January 1, 2008, the rules for this category have been amended to require a photo of the animal in a stiff-legged position.
Heritage – This category is for all animals that readily faint and fall down in a Myotonic state but their dam and sire are not registered with the IFGA or another registry. The faint position must be documented by photograph as described below.
3. Heritage Category
Animals presented for registration whose sire and dam are not registered will be considered for registration in the Heritage category.
If you register an animal in the Heritage category all offspring of this animal will be considered for registration in the Certified Premium or Premium category as long as rules of that category are met.
4. Breed Standard (Conformation)
All animals presented for registration must meet the breed standards as described elsewhere on the web site. Bucks who display more than two symmetrical and nonfunctional teats are not eligible for registration. Although does who display more than two teats or teat scurs are eligible for registration, this is considered a fault in most show rings and is something you may not wish to propagate. It is recommended that any animal possessing the following genetic faults not be registered or...
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