Registration is available to member flocks of the Society only, subject to the following procedures and regulations:
Whichever method is used, the appropriate fees must be sent to the Registration Secretary before she will issue a Registration Certificate and a metal Registration Ear Tag for each registered animal. The tag should be inserted as soon as possible, and certainly before the animal is sold.
Ketchum Kurl Lock No. 3 pliers for inserting the registration tag are available from:
Ketchum Manufacturing Company Ltd,Tadworth, Surrey,
Tel: 01737 812 218 or 812 219 Fax: 01737 814 372
or by emailing them
Transfer of ownership will be made by the Registration Secretary, on receipt of the completed Notification of Transfer slip from the Registration Certificate, together with the transfer fee of £1.00 per animal. A Transfer Certificate, showing the registration details of the animal will be sent to the new owner.
All members who register sheep with the Society during the year will receive, free of charge, a copy of the Flock Book in which the animals appear. The closing date for the Flock Book will be 31 October each year.
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Registration increases and protects the value of your animal, makes it more marketable, and opens the door to the Hebridean breed sales and shows.
A registered animal has papers (a three generation pedigree), which give specific information on the bloodlines of that animal to guide your breeding choices. A registered animal is also a part of The National Flock, the progeny of which is recorded anually; your animal's performance will be published in the Hebridean Sheep Society Flock Book.
As if that wasn't enough reason to register, in England there is also a Native Breed Supplement to Higher Level Environmental Stewardship, but access to this requires the animals to be registered in the breed society flockbook.
You can't breed a registered sheep from unregistered parents. A Hebridean sheep without papers and an HSS eartag is just a little black sheep!