Requirements for Registration
All animals for which registration is sought in the AKGA Registry must have the specified standard of permanent identification (see Identification Standards)
All Registrations applications
Applications to register any goat in any AKGA Registry classification should be made on the current Registration Application form. A downloadable version of that form is linked to this page, below, as well as the online registration application submission form. Registration applications can be submitted either online or through the mail.
All transfers of goats in the AKGA Registry are accomplished using the Goat Transfer form. The form should be accompanied by the original AKGA Certificate of Registration since the name of the new registered owner is recorded on it, by the AKGA. Do not write on or fold original certificates, as doing so renders them null and void and replacement/re-issue fees will be incurred. It is the seller's responsibility to ensure that any animals he sells are transferred into the name of the buyer as soon as possible. A downloadable version of the Goat Transfer form is linked to this page, as a downloadable PDF. Transfer forms are not eligible for online submission, for the owner’s protection. Transfer Form
Registration of Purebreds
Animals born as the result of natural breeding
The Breeder is considered the owner of record with the AKGA, of the dam, at the time of kidding. A downloadable version of that form is linked to this page, as well as the online registration application submission form.
If you have purchased a pregnant female, your Registration Application for those offspring must be accompanied by a Sire Service Declaration form before those offspring can be registered. (Sire Service Declaration). Only the owner of the dam at the time of kidding can register her offspring.
All animals for which Purebred registration is sought must meet the DNA requirements (see DNA Requirements)
Animals born as a result of artificial insemination
Application should be made on the current Registration Application form and accompanied by the Sire Service Declaration & Semen Declaration (AI) form. The Artificial Insemination section of the Sire Service Declaration & Semen Declaration (AI) form MUST be completed by the owner of the semen. It is highly recommended that copies of any other documentation concerning the AI procedure be included. i.e., receipt for semen, technician’s paperwork if a technician is utilized, etc., so that the AKGA file for animals born as a result of artificial insemination will be as complete as possible.
Animals born as a result of artificial insemination must also be DNA tested and Parent Qualify to the parents listed on the supplied documentation before registration can be completed.
Animals born as a result of embryo transfer
In addition to the current registration application form, copies of all paperwork completed by the ET technician need to be included. These forms should be obtained from the licensed veterinarian or technician who performs the procedure, or from the breeder when you purchase a pregnant recipient doe, at the time of purchase, to prevent any delays in your ET registration. In cases of embryo transfer, the Breeder is considered to be the owner of the recipient female at the date of birth. Where the Breeder is not also the owner of the female from whom the embryo/s were recovered, the Breeder should supply evidence of purchase of the embryos or purchase of the recipient from the donor's registered owner. In addition, the seller of the embryo/s or recipient should supply the purchaser with the required documentation for the Embryo Recovery and Embryo Transfer completed by the licensed veterinarian or technician who performed the procedure.
Animals born as a result of embryo transfer must also be DNA tested and Parent Qualify to the parents listed on the supplied documentation before registration can be completed.
Registration of Crossbreds
All Crossbred Registrations
DNA genotyped, sire verified/qualified or parentage verified/qualified purebred bucks are eligible to have their female offspring registered in the Crossbred Classification as 1/2 blood, 3/4 blood and 7/8 blood animals. DNA sire verified/qualified or parentage verified/qualified purebred does are eligible to have their female offspring registered in the Crossbred Classification as 1/2 blood animals.
Crossbred registered animals are not required to be DNA verified/qualified; however, in the event the breeder/owner requests DNA testing on crossbred, the DNA requirements outlined in the AKGA Constitution and ByLaws –Article IV – Registration and Transfer of Goats - Section F.4 - shall apply.
Crossbred male offspring are eligible to have a male recorded tracking certificate issued as either 1/2, 3/4, or 7/8 blood animal, respectively. Crossbred males can be registered with this designation and transferred, but cannot produce any offspring that can be registered in any Association classification.
At the discretion of the Registrar, and with the approval of the BOD, and at the Association’s expense, randomly chosen females for whom Crossbred registration is requested will be required to DNA verify/qualify to its sire and dam.
First cross (one-half Kiko blood)
The breed and tag number of the base female mated to the purebred Kiko sire, or base male mated to the Purebred Kiko dam, should be given.
Second cross (three-quarter Kiko blood)
The AKGA registered name and the AKGA registration number for both the sire and the dam should be given.
Third cross (seven-eighth Kiko blood)
The AKGA registered name and the AKGA registration number for both the sire and the dam should be given.
Fourth cross (fifteen-sixteenth Kiko blood)
Fourth crosses are eligible for registration in the Purebred classification. See “Registration of Purebreds” above.
Registration of Genemasters
Genemasters are the hybrid offspring of a Fullblood Boer and a Purebred Kiko. The crossing of a registered Fullblood Boer male or female with an AKGA registered Purebred Kiko male or female produces an offspring capable of registration in the Genemaster classification. The offspring registration of this breeding as a Genemaster is the first step in a hybridization program. The ultimate aim of this program is breeding up to a registration of a Texas Genemaster, a genetically stable three eighths Kiko, five eighths Boer hybrid.
An animal which has a mixture of a registered Full Blood Boer and an AKGA registered Purebred Kiko is eligible for registration in the Genemaster classification. The first cross for Genemasters requires the Kiko sire or dam is an AKGA registered Purebred and the Boer sire or dam is a registered Full Blood Boer. Each Genemaster registration certificate carries a notation attesting to the Boer/Kiko ratio of the animal it represents. All subsequent crosses are required to be registered in the Genemaster classification to achieve the ultimate aim of a Texas Genemaster.
Note that the first cross undertaken MUST always be the crossing of a registered Full Blood Boer with an AKGA registered Purebred Kiko. At the time the registration of the first cross animal is requested, proof of Boer registration is required by submitting a COPY, front and back, of the registration certificate of the Boer parent and this copy must accompany the application. Please do not mail the original Boer certificate to the AKGA, a copy only is required.
Animals which have attained the three-eighths Kiko/five-eighths Boer blood ratio are given a separate designation and are registered as Texas Genemasters. The registration certificates of all Texas Genemasters carry a notation to that effect.
Both males and females meeting all the qualifications to be registered as a Genemaster may be registered within the AKGA Genemaster registration classification and will receive a notation designating the appropriate Kiko/Boer ratio on the issued certificate. Boer/Kiko ratio fractions not part of the authorized AKGA Genemaster registration program cannot be registered as Genemasters.
For more information about the registration and breeding of Genemasters (website to come).
About the Kiko Goat Registry
The Registry explained
The American Kiko Goat Registry is a seamless extension of the Kiko Goat Registry operated in the 1990’s by Goatex Group LLC, developers of the Kiko breed, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Therefore, the pedigrees of all Kiko goats registered in the United States are an extension of the breed and performance records developed in New Zealand. The American Kiko Goat Registry utilizes the original data compiled by the Goatex Group LLC for the continued maintenance of the Kiko breed records.
The American Kiko Goat Association owns the comprehensive breed history contained within the original New Zealand database that the AKGA purchased from Goatex Group LLC in 2000 and continues to maintain the Kiko breed registration documentation that dates back prior to the AKGA’s purchase of that same original Kiko database in 2000. It is the ONLY Kiko goat registry in the United States that can reliably make these statements. All other Kiko registry databases build off of data compiled by the AKGA, as the AKGA is the only Kiko registry in the world that has possession of these original documents.
About Herd Prefixes and Herd Numbers
Herd prefixes and herd numbers are the unique identifiers assigned to your operation. The herd prefix is a unique three letter combination, alpha only, no numbers, and the herd number is a number the AKGA assigns to your operation at the time of your first registration and/or transfer. Each animal you breed and register will be identified by your herd prefix and herd number. At the time a person joins the association, they indicate the three herd prefixes that they would prefer. If none of those choices are available, the Registry Office will contact the person for an alternative prefix. All herd numbers are assigned by the Registry Database when a membership application is received.
Other Registry Services
In addition to registrations and transfers, the Registry provides certificates to aid breeders and owners in the orderly sale of genetic products and services, as well as the registration of goats previously registered in other approved Kiko registries.
Sire Service & Semen Declaration
This form identifies a service sire and the females he has covered and is required if the sire is not owned by the applicant for registration at the time the sire serviced the does. It is also required in the case of Semen (Artificial Insemination) breeding, also. Providing a Sire Service / Semen Declaration significantly speeds the registration of offspring in the registry. There is no charge when using this form.
Registering Goats from Other Registries
Goats from other approved Kiko registries may be registered with the AKGA, provided certain requirements are met. If applying for registration of a goat previously registered with another approved Kiko registry, please provide a copy of the front and back of the other registry’s certificate (copy only – please do not submit originals), and complete, sign, and enclose the current approved Registration Application to the best of your ability. The AKGA does not accept registrations and/or transfers from the National Kiko Registry. Please refer to the FAQ page for more information.
Registry requests will only be accepted on forms approved by the AKGA Board of Directors and must be accompanied by a Fees & Order Form, when mailed. Online registrations are now accepted. See “Form Instructions” for complete details regarding completion of forms. Form Instructions
The below is a link to all AKGA approved forms, (Membership app, Registration app, Goat Transfer, Sire / Semen Declaration, and Fees & Order Forms), which can be printed out for filling in by hand.
Contacting the AKGA regarding Registry questions
You may contact the American Kiko Goat Association Registrar with queries relating to registration procedures and requests at 254-423-6248 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org