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Generation / Registration Information:

Harlequins can be registered as followed:

Harlequins will be registered based on generations: F1, F2, FP, A, B, C, AP. We choose to use the letters because this allows for improvement in the breed throughout the course of the registry.

Foundation Status:
  • F1: One parent is a registered Harlequin and the other parent is a different breed, approved by the registry. (Babydoll Sheep)
  • F2: One parent is F1 and the other parent is a harlequin that is higher in the registration process or both parents are F1.
  • FP: Foundation Pure - one or both parents are F2 or one parent is F2 and the other parent is a harlequin that is higher in the registration process.

**Note: Unknown parents that possess qualities of a Harlequin will be registered as F1. Once the offspring of that line show proven characteristics of Harlequins, they can be upgraded to F2, and so on.

**Sheep with registered lineage that do not carry the characteristics of a Harlequin can be registered and will be marked with an 'O' to represent not having the physical characteristics, but carrying the gene.

True Harlequins:
At this point they should be breeding true and should have the physical characteristics of a Harlequin.

  • A: One or both parents are FP or one parent is FP and the other parent is a harlequin that is higher in the registration process.
  • B: One or both parents are A or one parent is A and the other parent is a harlequin that is higher in the registration process.
  • C: One or both parents are B or one parent is B and the other parent is a harlequin that is higher in the registration process.

Pure Bred Harlequin:
  • AP: American Pure Bred - Both parents are C Generation. This is the highest generation in the registration process.
REGISTRY IS NOW OPEN!

Black sheep farm was the original breeder of harlequin sheep. At this time we would like to locate more of Kathleen's sheep and get them into the registry.

Kathleen spent over 20 years producing this very unique multi purpose, colorful, calm, hardy sheep.    If you have gotten sheep from Kathleen or feel you have a sheep that could be harlequin.  We want to hear from you.   This registry will remain an open registry until 500 American Purebred Harlequins have been registered.
The American Harlequin Sheep Registry is a privately owned registry who strives to promote the Harlequin Sheep and provide education for all who are interested in learning more about this wonderful breed.
The registry will also be used to provide ways to improve the breed and continue to refine the breed and its characteristics.
Miniature Harlequin Sheep Registry
PO Box 2237
Cleveland, GA 30528

Phone: 706.348.7279    Email: registry@minilivestock.com