WHAT IS BREEDING UP?
The breeding up program was created to offer a path to registering non-registered stock. The American Dually™ Goat Registry, LLC offers two herdbooks of registration: a standard herdbook for grade and standard stock and a closed purebred handbook.
Breeding up herdbook program
The ADGR offers a breeding up program for those who own Native on Appearance (NOA) American Dually™ goats without registration paperwork. If a doe meets the breed standards and is accompanied with a signed written statement certifying its conformance to standards, it can be recorded as a grade doe. A recorded grade doe is given a brown registration certificate at the same cost as a standard registration (bucks cannot be recorded as grade).
A grade doe can then be bred to a registered purebred American Dually™. Her offspring will be 50% Standard American Dually™, her granddaughter would be considered 75% Standard American Dually™, Her great-granddaughter would be considered 100% Standard American Dually™ and would qualify for a blue certificate with the designation as “Standard.” Does qualify for the Standard designation after 3 generations of ancestors who conformed to breed standard; bucks qualify after 4 generations of ancestors who conformed to breed standard.
Purebred – the offspring of a purebred American Dually™ sire and purebred American Dually ™ dam that conforms to breed standards. The ADGR maintains a closed purebred herdbook.
Standard – the offspring of a sire and dam of the same breed that conforms to breed standards and also has the correct number of consecutive generations of ancestors who conformed to breed standards (minimum 3 generations for does and 4 for bucks).
Recorded Grade – Does who do not qualify for either the Purebred or American herd books. (bucks can only be recorded as Standard, not grade)
Grade Doe A x Registered Buck B
Grade Doe AB (50% Standard) x Registered Buck C
Grade Doe ABC (75% Standard) x Registered Buck D
Standard Doe ABCD (100% Standard, 4th generation offspring)
(text color denotes the certificate color the offspring would qualify for)