The KSAR Open Registry
KSAR, the Karakul Shepherds Alliance Registry was formed in 2016 to provide the service to register and archive the records of individual Karakul sheep. Due to the closing of AKSR Registry Flock Books around 2001, a great many Karakuls in the United States were left out. We know that most of these other sheep are no less qualified to be registered. Our service is available for shepherds who would like to establish registrations for these sheep.
KSAR has come together to operate a registry open to new sheep applicants even though it requires more work involving evaluation procedures. We have taken on the challenge of acknowledging all the unregistered Karakuls and have established a simple protocol to add new individuals to our Open Flock Book. We are aware of Karakul breed and Bloodline variations in the US, but have set standards for the quality that you, as breeders, would expect to see in other flocks.
The following linked PDFs are available as part of the registration application for individual Karakul sheep. All have been updated August 2019 or January 2020 (except #9):
4A. Sketch for Registration **NEW January 2020
5. Work Order/Fee Schedule for KSAR
6. Terms to Use for Registration New references
7. Standard of Perfection for Karakul Sheep – Guide for Registration
*Updated Fleece Color section in Standard*
8. Lamb Pelt Assessment
9. Verification of Breeding **Old form uploaded Jan 2020** (Lots of bred ewes sold last Fall! Use this form to record un-owned ram breedings)
Send identifying photos for registration to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Text Photos to 206.371.0995 with permission to post online if OK
Consider a file share service like Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to share large numbers of photos
We look for identifying information on a sheep presented for registration. Advisors are aware that each individual sheep can be so unique with numerous characteristics to identify—lamb pelt, ear length, tail size, color, horns, etc. We have tried to keep the registration process simple while cataloging the features that make an individual Karakul distinctive, with data we can use in the future. The easiest way to register is with 2 to 4 identifying photos and our half-page Sketch Form and allow me to identify the registration characteristics for the sheep. Easiest way to register a Karakul!
Here are 3 KSAR certificate examples.: Toque, Tin Man, Anastasiya (old style). The new style certificates, in preparation for the database, focus more heavily on identifying the individual sheep and calculating bloodline percentages.
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