United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
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Active Members of UHHSA are permitted to use information on their website to help in
ethical and honest promotion and education about the breeds represented.  However,
a link to this website should be provided.

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ABBREVIATIONS USED in the United Horned Hair Sheep Association

GENDER
R = Ram (intact male)
E = Ewe (female)
W = Wether (neutered/castrated male)

BIRTH NUMBER
S = Single (one lamb born)
TW = Twins (two lambs born)
TR = Triplet (three lambs born)
QD = Quadruplet (four lambs born)
QT = Quintuplet (five lambs born)

COLOR
WHT = White
BLK = Black
BUF = Buff
CHM = Champagne
CPR = Copper
TPE = Taupe
CHL = Charcoal
SBL = Sable
FWN = Fawn
CHO = Chocolate
CIN = Cinnamon
MHG = Mahogany
RED = Red

NEW MEXICO DAHL
TYPICAL = 95% White
ONATE = Other

COLOR PATTERN
Painted Desert Spotting Pattern:
01 = Flashy Loud
02 = Medium Flashy
03 = Medium
04 = Medium Minimal
05 = Minimal
06 = Solid

TF = Ticking/Freckling
FR = Frosting/Roaning

Corsican Coloring Pattern
07 = Blackbelly
08 = Lightbelly
09 = Mouflon Pattern
10 = Solid Coloring

Desert Sand Coloring Pattern
11 = Two-Toned
12 = Solid

EAR TYPE
E = Elf Ears
G = Gopher Ears
N = Normal Ears

HORN TYPE and NUMBER of horns (for Multiple Horns (Polycerate) Type)
SH = Supracervical (heart-shaped)
HH = Homonymous

WH = Webbed (use when the total shape of horns can not be determined but the horns
are webbed horns)
SW = Supracervical Webbed
HW = Homonymous Webbed

MH = Multiple Horns/Polycerate Horns (include number of horns, Example:   MH -5
indicates 5 horns)

IM = Immature, use when lamb is being registered and horn type or shape is unknown

HE =  Horned Ewe
SE = Ewe with Scurs
PE = Polled Ewe

HORN COLOR
S = Solid Color
V = Variegated colors (mixed colors in striped)

Example: V are horns which are variegated black and white stripes.  

CODON 171
This information, if provided, is listed only on the top portion of the Certificate of Registry
or Certificate of Recording for the sheep being registered.  It is in relation to genetic
DNA testing for susceptibility of a disease called Scrapie.  DNA testing at Codon 171 is
relatively new to the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association,
Inc., and it’s tracking is provided simply as an extra service to the members who may
choose to do this testing.  Typical results are QQ, QR and RR.

D.O.B. = Date of Birth

ORDER OF ABBREVIATIONS USED ON CERTIFICATES of REGISTRY OR RECORDING:

Birth Number, Color, Color Pattern,Ear Type, Horn Type – Number of horns, Horn Color
– S (Solid) or V (Variegated)

EXAMPLE –
SINGLE BLK/CHO/WHT 04 N MH 5 V
On the Certificates of Registry and the Certificates of Recording
the following information will be listed, if known and reported
If you have any questions, please contact the UHHSA Office at 937-430-1768
Reading the Abbreviations used in the printed Pedigree portion of the
Certificate of Registry or Recording.

An entry might look like this:

PD-101 XXXX Painted Thunder
SINGLE      BLK/CHOC/WHT        04        N        MH 5 V
Abbreviations Used In the Registry