United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
Records of Pedigrees based on information that members submit to the registry.  Electronic
Submissions are also available.  Currently and even after Electronic Submissions are being
utilized, regular physical forms and pictures sent via the US Post Office, will always be
welcomed.

Membership in UHHSA, Inc and the division in which you are registering sheep is required in
order to register sheep.  You will need to be an active Member with dues paid up to date. The
Registry is currently open, meaning that sheep with unknown backgrounds which pass
photo inspection will be allowed in.  The Board of Directors may wave membership provision
in additional divisions, if you are not actively breeding another breed represented by UHHSA,
Inc., but just own a couple of any of the other represented breeds and use them to create
new bloodlines and wish to register them to have complete pedigree lines.

The Registry is an honor based system.  Especially as an open registry and with the
foundation stock, it is dependent upon the integrity of the breeders.  Registration in any of the
divisions is not meant to automatically guarantee to buyers of registered sheep that all
progeny will produce the exact same color or pattern.  The breed standards are the goals
that participating breeders should be working toward and that is why keeping flock records of
breeding information and results is highly important.

With open registrations, registries need to go on the physical looks of sheep with unknown
pedigrees.  As the genetic pool grows, the requirements may become more limiting where at
least one parent must be registered.  In a completely closed registry, the sheep being
registered must come out of two registered parents.  At this time, it is unforeseeable when
the numbers and genetic diversity needed for the continuation and perpetuation of the
represented breeds may be attained which would then permit UHHSA, Inc. to start limiting
Registrations to those sheep having one or both parents registered.

ALL members are expected to abide by the Members’ Code of Conduct.

In order to offer timely, professional, efficient, and more accurate registry services to the
members, the Initial Board of Directors contracted with Sara Qualls and our office assistants
to provide efficient, accurate, timely, in-house registry services for our members.







PHOTO REQUIREMENTS OF THE REGISTRY PORTION:

Photographs of the sheep registered/recorded are required and should be as clear as
possible. UHHSA retains the right to request additional photos or to refuse to use photos
which are unacceptable in clarity or thought to have been retouched other than
cropping/sizing.

Photos submitted non-electronically (printed out at home or professionally developed),
should be 4X6 or Wallet Size.

UHHSA and the breeds it represents, relies on breeder integrity in regards to accurately
identifying which sheep is in the photos and featuring the sheep being registered in the
photo without any photographic touch ups other than cropping/sizing.

Up close pictures of the sheep are acceptable to show the nose, eyes, horns, etc.,; however,
please indicate somehow within the photo which sheep is being photographed. This could
be accomplished with writing the name/ID # on a piece of paper which one can hold or place
in a visible area of the photograph.

An Ear Tag, Neck Tag, or Tattoo is advised in order to distinguish the sheep. That
identification mark or tag should be on the sheep and should be featured in one of the
photos or an additional supportive photo or other written documentation.

See specific “HOW TO” sections for specific Photo Requirements
THIS website is copyright May 2009 by United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  
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,
Pictures are copyrighted by owners of the sheep pictured and permission will need to
be sought to use the pictures.
REGISTRY INFORMATION