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PYGMY GOAT- BREED SPECIFIC REGISTRATION RULES (introduced by member vote 20/1/2015)

Pygmy Registrar - Christine Falconer 167 Jess Rd Bullsbrook, WA 6084 EMAIL PHONE: 0448844985 - Paper registrations only.

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DISQUALIFYING BREED FAULTS (animals can not be registered) Overshot or undershot jaw visible, more than 1cm (10mm), Obviously crooked face, Hermaphrodism (both male & female), Monorchid/cryptorchid (retained testicle/s)
RULES
- All animals with Pygmy genetics entering the MGBA database must be DNA verified against Full blood parent’s DNA record(s).
- 50% and over Pygmy animals must be microchipped for registration and identification.. Under 50% prefered but not required.
- Embryos/Semen must have importation documentation.
- Animals born as a result of embryo transfer may be registered at any age.
- First cross (50%) foundation animals do not require the second parent to be registered/recorded.
- First cross (50%) foundation animals can be registered at any age.
- First cross (50%) foundation animals will be equivalent to Grade B (for Australian Miniature Goat (AMG) breeding).
- The higher the percentage the lower the Australian Miniature Goat Grading.
- Animals will be registered with percentage (imported bloodlines) listed.
- Animals must have height measured each year (around birth date) for recording with registry as required.
- Application for registration as per current rules with DNA and Microchip details to be provided (owner/breeder expense).
Animals inseminated with Semen and Embryos that do not meet MGBA height requirements (full sized purebreds and crossbreeds) can/will be listed in the MGBA Database as parents of Genetic recovery animals (GR).
It is a recomendation that Pygmy goats should have their percentages listed when advertised or promoted.


PROOF OF GENETICS - Required for ALL pygmy genetics must be DNA verified against Full blood parent’s DNA record(s)


DNA for registration application -
The MGBA registry no longer submits DNA. Members are responsible for their own DNA processing and are required to deal direct with the DNA company. Send in your MGBA Animal registration application with a copy of the results of animal’s DNA from the University of Queenslands confirmation letter which will detail the animals details and UQ # approval number. The DNA approval UQ number and reference details will then be used for your animals registration. Include any parents DNA evidence if not registered with the MGBA if you require to use for pedigree.

You can request DNA kits directly and the DNA processing Application form is available on their website (OR MGBA version below can be used). Just click on the goat picture and your there. http://www.animal-genetics.lab.uq.edu.au
The cost per animal is $38.50 ( $35.00 plus GST $3.50 ) Hair sample (root on) for DNA profiling. Please check their website for updated price changes as they occur.
The LAB processes DNA 4x per year ( January, May, August and October ) and processing takes place in the last full week of those months. The Lab will hold your DNA material until processing time.When the Lab has processed your DNA they will send you an invoice and once payment has been received they will send you your results with individual PDF certificates for each animal via email.

SPREADSHEET CASE NUMBER LIST YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR APPLICATION FORM IS BEING PUT TOGETHER AT THE MOMENT. If you require a case number please contact your registrar.

DNA Pending

SHOWS
If you are wanting to show your animal while you are waiting for your DNA results to come back from animal genetics lab you may send in your registration paperwork and photo/fees to your registrar. The registrar will issue you with a provisional certificate (with expiry date) allowing your animal to show under MGBA show rules.
Registration Applications must be with the registrar and processed awaiting DNA (please allow time for our volunteer registrars to process and do not leave until the last minute). The owner will then have an expiry date of certificate from the time of DNA processing by the University to provide and confirm DNA results. Failure to do this will mean instant disqualification of animals from all shows they have competed at and removal of Australian Champion points as per MGBA show rules. DNA results to be sent to the registrar you sent your registration paperwork to. Show animals will then be verified by a designated person.

IMPORTANT ***** When MGBA Breeders have been notified results of animal’s DNA from the University of Queensland they are required to email the Registrars a scanned copy of the University of Queensland confirmation letter. which will detail the animals details and UQ # approval number. The DNA approval UQ number and reference details will then be updated by the Registrars on Premium Breed.

SALES - Sales prior to DNA being obtained.
Registration certificates will NOT be generated for DNA pending animals. Animal registrations with DNA pending are not complete prior to proof of genetics being obtained. Members cannot transfer an unregistered animal via the MGBA registry.

The Pygmy Goat is recognised as;

Pygmy Goat - 100% -A Full blood animal is imported as an embryo and will be acknowledged as such - true American stock. or Australian Pygmy Goat- Under 100% -Are those that have been bred up through a grading system to MGBA recognised Fullblood stock/semen (by percentage). Grading up via this process will never give a 100% equal to a fullblood as they will also carry other bloodlines (regardless of the smallest percentage).

Fullblood 100% – derived from overseas purebred Pygmy goats as embryos, born in Australia or fromimported semen;
Herdbook – 15/16 ( min 93.75%) animals derived from the use of overseas Fullblood Pygmy semen or Australian Pygmy Herdbook parentage and;
Genetic Recovery (GR) Pygmy stock less than 15/16ths (93.75%) percentage of Pygmy Fullblood or Pygmy Herdbook parentage.


PYGMY GOAT GRADING


4TH CROSS - HERDBOOK


(15/16) = 93.75% Herd book,
Adult does not exceeding 57.0cm. Adult bucks and wethers not exceeding 60.0cm at 3yrs.
Animals must have one registered FB / HB parent, and one registered 87.5% parent and conform to breed type of parents.

DNA REQUIRED -DNA verified against Fullblood parent’s DNA record(s).
ANIMAL MUST BE MICROCHIPED

 


THIRD CROSS-PUREBRED


(7/8) = 87.5% Purebred
Adult does not exceeding 57.0cm at 3yrs. Adult bucks and wethers not exceeding 60.0cm at 3yrs.
Animals must have one registered FB / HB parent, and one registered 75% parent and must conform to breed type of parents.

DNA REQUIRED - DNA verified against Fullblood parent’s DNA record(s).
ANIMAL MUST BE MICROCHIPED

 


SECOND CROSS


(3/4) = 75%
Adult does should not exceed 58.5cm at 3yrs. Adult bucks and wethers should not exceed 61.0cm at 3yrs.
Animals must have one registered FB / HB parent, and one registered 50% parent.

DNA REQUIRED - DNA verified against Fullblood parent’s DNA record(s).
ANIMAL MUST BE MICROCHIPED

 


FIRST CROSS


.First cross (1/2) = 50%
Adult does should not exceed 59.7cm at 3yrs. Adult bucks and wethers should not exceed 62.2cm at 3yrs.
Animals must have one registered Full blood (FB) or Herd book (HB) parent.

DNA REQUIRED -DNA verified against Fullblood parent’s DNA record(s).
ANIMAL MUST BE MICROCHIPED

 

Animals with 12.5% and under genetics will be entered into the Australian Miniature Goat registry.  
DNA REQUIRED -DNA verified against Fullblood parent’s DNA record(s).

The use of both male and female herd book purebred ensures that sex-specific genetic material is accessible (Sponenberg, 2002)

 Percentage breeding is accepted at any level. The percentage of each parent is added together and divided by two to give the offspring percentage.

Example 1:- First cross 50% bred to First cross 50% = (50 + 50) divide 2 = 50%.
Example 2:- First cross 50% bred to Second cross 75% = (50 + 75) divide 2 = 62.5%.

Percentage breeding is accepted with Australian Miniature Goat.
Example 3:- First cross 50% bred to Australian Miniature Goat = (50% + 0) divide 2 = 25%.
This pairing is also accepted as First cross 50% (equivalent Grade B) bred to Australian Miniature Goat (Grade?) = offspring one Grade higher than lowest Grade parent.


Photo Requirements

Applications require one good quality PHOTO with each application.
Please reduce all photo sizes before sending via Email. 500 X 500 Pixels ( 5cm X 5cm )

REDUCING FILES SIZE AND CROPPING PHOTOS FOR MGBA REGISTRATIONS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC78h2lmSCA
Click the pause button to allow the video to buffer fully before watching, this saves the video starting and stopping while trying to view it.

1. The animal must be in clear view, side on and preferably with head turned toward camera. The photograph must show the whole animal including feet. The animal must be clean, and must look well fed (in good condition).

2. Goats are not to have adornments that impede the overall image of the goat. Photos should be on the goat to be registered only. All photos must be recent.

3. Printed photos must have the animals name printed on the back and should be attached to the correct application. Emailed photos should be correctly named OR sent, one per email with name of goat in subject line.

4. Photos are for Registration Certificate and may be used in the Studbook, so poor quality shots will not be accepted. Any application for registration that is sent in with an incorrect photo will be returned and a reprocessing fee may be applied.

Measuring Requirements

Measured at the wither. (National Pygmy Goat Association, 2013) Height Measurement is to be taken at the highest point of the wither to the ground with the animal standing squarely on all four feet with all legs in a vertical line to the ground, with the head held in an upright relaxed position. Only MGBA members holding current MGBA membership can measure MGBA goats for registration purposes. Different Associations teach different methods in measurement and have different standing techniques.

Breeders that have not completed the MGBA measuring course: (No rules have changed, but the addition is you can now use a certified measurer if you would like) CLICK FOR LIST OF MEASURERS
3yr old Bucks and Wethers applying for height verification for : Grade A, Purebred or Purebred Herd book MUST be measured by a Certified measurer/Foundation Breeder/Certified Chief stewart or vet.
3yr old Does applying for height verification Purebred or Purebred Herd book MUST be measured by a Certified Measurer/Foundation Breeder (other than the owner), Certified Chief Steward or vet.
All Adult Bucks 53.3cm and under and All Adult Does 46cm and under are to be height verified by or in the presence of a Qualified Veterinarian to be considered for registration. Photos must be signed by measurer and submitted with all documentation and correct fees to registrar. Foundation breeder or chief steward used for measuring MUST sign and date upgrade form. Vet used for measuring MUST fill out and sign the HEIGHT VERIFICATION FORM form supplied by the MGBA.

Breeders that have completed the MGBA run measuring course:
All Grades can be measured and height verified by yourself as owner of the animal.
All Adult Bucks 53.3cm and under and All Adult Does 46cm and under are to be height verified by or in the presence of a Qualified Veterinarian to be considered for registration. Photos must be signed by measurer and submitted with all documentation and correct fees to registrar. Vet used for measuring MUST fill out and sign the HEIGHT VERIFICATION FORM form supplied by the MGBA.



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