Navajo Churro Sheep
Navajo-Churro Sheep Association
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SHEEP REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

 

The Navajo-Churro is a landrace breed that does not always breed true-to-type like a commercial breed. Therefore the Navajo-Churro Sheep Association maintains an open flock book. Sheep with or without a pedigree may be registered if they conform to the Breed Standards. Click here for a link to the Breed Standards. Sheep are eligible for registration at one year of age (and up). The ideal time for registration is 18 months.

Single Sheep Form

Use the standard Sheep Registration Application and Sheep Registration Application Instructions for a single sheep that does not have two registered parents or for a sheep that you purchased from another breeder. You are not required to fill in every blank if you do not know the information. Note where the animal was purchased if breeder is unknown. Sheep must have ear tag or tattoo for identification.

For each application attach two photos: 1) photo from the side showing face/horns, fleece, and legs and 2) photo of the tail (recently shorn is ideal). Also attach a wool sample (1-2 large locks) taken from the midside of the body. Photos and wool sample should be taken with at least 4 months fleece growth. Label photos and wool sample clearly with animal name or tag number and staple to the back of the form. For more on photos and wool samples refer to our photo guide.

Recent Changes to the Single Sheep Form 
 
The standard Sheep Registration Application was revised in May 2018 to capture several new data fields. For an in-depth guide to these new data fields refer to our updated N-CSA Color & Pattern Terms and Definitions. Feel free to contact registrar Connie Taylor  with questions or feedback.

 Multiple Sheep Form

You may use the Multiple Sheep Form for sheep that have two registered parents. Include two photos and a wool sample for each sheep. Label photos and wool samples clearly with animal name or tag number.

On-Site Registration (Sometimes Available)

On-site inspections are sometimes available if an inspector lives near you or will be traveling to your area. Please note on-site inspections are not standard procedure. Several inspectors do not perform on-sites. Inspectors for 2018 are listed at the bottom of this page.

The cost of travel/other expenses is negotiated between sheep owner and inspector. Applicants provide catch pens and restrain animals. Sheep must have ear tags or tattoos prior to inspection. Inspectors are not expected to catch, hold, or tag sheep. Registration forms (Single or Multiple) must be filled out for each sheep before inspector arrives. Individual ewe photos and wool samples are waived on-site, however a photo for each ram is still required. A flock photo representing all (or several) of your sheep is also required. Label photos clearly and staple to your forms. Standard registration fees apply (per head). Signed applications and fees are sent to the N-CSA Office by the owner of the sheep, not the inspector.

Registration Fees and Processing (Mail-In or On-Site)

Members 
Rams: $5.00 (each), Ewes: $3.00 (each). Transfers $2.00 (each). 
Membership: $25.00 (Dues must be current to register). 
 
Non-members 
Rams: $10.00 (each), Ewes: $6.00 (each). Transfers $4.00 (each).

Send mail-in or on-site registration forms and fees (check payable to N-CSA) to:

Navajo-Churro Sheep Association
P.O. Box 190840
Boise, ID 83719-0840
spindanceacres@gmail.com  

Please allow 6-8 weeks for applications to be processed. Mail-in applications are sent to a network of inspectors for review. Any inspectors listed below may review an application. Inspectors may not inspect their own sheep.

Transfer of Ownership

It is the responsibility of the SELLER to complete the transfer section on the back of the animal’s Certificate of Registry. Transfers are $2.00 per head. Send the original Certificate of Registry and fee (check payable to N-CSA) to:

Connie Taylor, Registrar 
PO Box 1994 
El Prado, NM 87529

Do not alter names or tag numbers on the Certificate (unless tags were replaced). Registrar will record the transfer, send the Certificate of Registry to the BUYER, and publish the transfer in the Flock Book.

Temporary certificates

Temporary certificates can be issued ASAP for lambs under 12 months of age or for unregistered/pending adult sheep. Sheep must be offspring of two registered parents to be eligible. Submit the Single Sheep Form with a side photo and note stating that a LAMB/SHOW certificate is needed. Standard registration fees apply (per head). Send form and fee (check payable to N-CSA) to:

Connie Taylor, Registrar 
PO Box 1994 
El Prado, NM 87529

Lamb/sheep with a temporary certificate are NOT yet officially registered. When you are ready to register the animal send in your temporary certificate, new photos (side and tail), a wool sample, and a fee of $1.00 per head. The sheep will enter the standard registration process. If the sheep passes, an official Certificate of Registry will be mailed to you.

Sire Certification

Breeding Certificate is required along with your registration application if:

  1. You wish to be declared BREEDER of a sheep but do not own the sire that was used. Applies to “borrowing” a ram or taking a ewe to another farm/ranch to be bred.
  2. You purchase a bred ewe. The BREEDER is the person you bought the bred ewe from. The BREEDER must verify the ram that was used.

Inspectors

Rebecca Gunther
1140 River Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ 0884
908-369-4088
jerseywest@gmail.com
Connie Taylor
P.O. Box 1994
El Prado, NM 87529
575-751-3767
churrosheep@me.com
Ingrid Painter
25782 Timber Road
Brownsville, OR 97327
541-466-3203
puddleduck@proaxis.com
Doug Montgomery
19562 NE Calkins Ln.
Newberg, OR 97132
503-538-7987
bidewee@aol.com
John Harper
UCCE
County Agri. Cntr,
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-463-4495
Jim D. Keyes
USU Extension
Box 549
Monticello, UT 84535
jimk@ext.usu.edu
Antonio Manzanares
PO Box 307
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
505-588-7792
Dr. Lyle McNeal                   
PO Box 4454
Logan, UT 84323
435-753-7950
sheepman@cc.usu.edu
Robbin Robinson 
PO Box 2801 
Flagstaff, AZ 86003 
shilii_nez@yahoo.com 
928-607-6266
Nikyle Begay  
PO Box 932 
Ganado, AZ 86505 
my_churro@yahoo.com 
928-797-3919/ 
623-200-7671
Johnny Tom
1024 Hwy 575
Aztec, NM 87410
505-320-4790
Jay Begay
PO Box 243
Tuba City, AZ 86045
jay_brj@yahoo.com
928-401-1700

Registration Issues and Member Feedback 

 
Registration issues or other feedback for the N-CSA may be submitted via e-mail or traditional mail. To ensure quick resolution correspondence should be copied to the of the following individuals: 

Bonnie Barcus  
N-CSA Board President and Business Office (Registration applications and dues)
spindanceacres@gmail.com 
11150 Chapin Avenue 
Boise, ID 83709

Connie Taylor  
N-CSA Registrar 
churrosheep@me.com 
PO Box 1994 
El Prado, NM 87529