The IKGA Registry Classifications and Requirements


The IKGA registers goats in the following divisions and classifications:

THE ELITE CLASS REGISTRY:

Goats must be born on or after November 1, 2009. This registry will be open to all classes of goats (i.e. Elite NZ Fullbloods, Elite American Premier Purebreds, Elite Boki, etc.). The Elite Class Registry will highlight those goats that have been parentage verified and that meet minimum weight requirements. The regular IKGA registry will still be available for registering goats without DNA information and/or that do not meet the minimum weight requirements. The MANDATORY requirements and data that must be submitted to the Registrar for a goat to be registered in the Elite Class Registry are as follows:

1) Goat must be born on or after November 1, 2009. No transfers of older goats born before this date will be allowed even if they meet all other requirements below.

2) Goat must be DNA genotyped and parentage verified through the IKGA DNA Program. Sire and dam must be DNA genotyped through the IKGA DNA Program if they have not been previously DNA genotyped as of June 1, 2010.

3) Goat must weigh 35 lbs. if a doe and 40 lbs. if a buck at 90 days.

4) Goat must weigh 60 lbs. if a doe and 65 lbs. if a buck at 180 days.

5) In addition to the traditional information submitted to register a goat, the following data must also be submitted to the Registrar:
a) 90 day weight
b) 180 day weight
c) number of kids born
d) number of kids weaned
e) date of birth of dam
f) management style

6) Goat must be 6 months or older before they are allowed to be registered.

7) Fee will be $50 per goat, which includes the DNA genotyping fee for that goat. This does NOT include the DNA genotyping fee for the goat’s Sire and Dam.   www.theikga.org/dna.html

CLICK HERE to download instructions for filling in REQUIRED DATA for the ELITE CLASS REGISTRY


THE KIKO REGISTRY:

1.  New Zealand Fullblood Kiko

This classification preserves the original Kiko bloodlines from New Zealand.

• Both sire and dam, of the goat being registered, must be registered New Zealand Fullblood Kikos
OR
• The goat being registered must be a descendant exclusively from the initial Kikos imported into the United States from New Zealand as identified by their New Zealand herd prefix (GGL, CPR, HSL, SET, BTH, ARA, BAR, TLR, MRM, WWG, MAS AND RST)

• Note: Both bucks and does can be registered in this classification


2.  American Premier Purebred Kiko

This classification recognizes the Kiko bloodlines developed in North America.

• Gold Seal AKGA Registered goats (i.e. 15/16 or 94% Kiko Blood or higher) are eligible for registration in this classification.
OR
• Sire is a registered American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood) and the dam is a registered 7/8 (88%) percentage Kiko or higher. (The goat being registered, however, must be 15/16 or 94% or higher Kiko blood)

• Note: A disciplined "breeding up" program can be used to develop goats qualified for this classification.
• Note: Both bucks and does can be registered in this classification.


3.  Percentage Kiko

This classification recognizes goats that are various crosses with the Kiko at selected percentage levels. A wide variety of goat breeds are crossed with the Kiko for this purpose.

• The percentage of Kiko blood can vary from 50% to less than 94%.
• One parent must be an American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood Kiko)
• Non-Kiko genetics must be specifically identified if known. (otherwise must be listed as "unknown")
• Note: Only does can be registered in this classification effective January 1, 2007. (Bucks can be registered in The Commercial Production Registry as of January 1, 2007)


THE KIKO / BOER CROSS REGISTRY:

4.  American BoKi

This classification recognizes a specific cross between an American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood Kiko) and a Fullblood Boer (or registered 15/16 Boer or higher). The BoKi is of particular interest to owners of Boer goats who are adding Kiko influence to their herd. Proof of registration must be submitted for the Boer Registry of the Boer parent when registering a BoKi with the IKGA.

• Sire and dam, of the goat being registered, must be either a registered American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood Kiko) OR a Fullblood Boer (or registered 15/16 Boer or higher).

• Note: Sire (and dam) can be either Kiko or Boer
• Note: Both bucks and does can be registered in this classification
• Note: If the sire and dam of a goat are BoKis, the goat can be registered as a BoKi.


5.  American MeatMaker

This classification recognizes a unique cross genetically composed of American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood Kiko) and American BoKi. The American MeatMaker has shown exceptional hardiness and meat production under Southeastern United States environmental conditions.

• Sire and dam, of the goat being registered, must be either a registered American Premier Purebred Kiko (or New Zealand Fullblood Kiko) OR a registered BoKi (see definition above)

• Note: Both bucks and does can be registered in this classification
• Note: If the sire and dam of a goat are American MeatMakers, the goat can be registered as an American MeatMaker.


6.  International MeatMaker

This classification recognizes a particular cross genetically composed of a 15/16 (or higher) Boer and American BoKi.

• Sire and dam, of the goat being registered, must be either a registered Fullblood Boer OR a registered BoKi (see definition above)

• NOTE: Both bucks and does can be registered in this classification
• NOTE: If the sire and dam of a goat are International MeatMakers, the goat can be registered as an International MeatMaker.


THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION REGISTRY: (effective January 1, 2007)

7.  Experimental Crosses

This classification recognizes all classes of Kiko crosses (including multiple breeds) intended to develop exceptional and/or regional meat goats. This inexpensive pedigree service is intended to facilitate on farm performance management efforts of IKGA members and others.

• All less than 94% Kiko bucks applying for registration will be placed in this classification. All less than 94% Kiko bucks previously registered will be moved to this classification.
• All claims of Kiko genetics in The Commercial Production Registry (Experimental Crosses) must be supported with information from official registration certificates from an appropriate registry.
• All other breeds in a cross must present registration certificates OR, if unregistered, the breeder must present information and sign a dated statement that the information is correct to the best of their knowledge.
• Percents reported on certificates from unregistered goats will be followed by the letters "NR" which will be defined as "not registered, information submitted by breeder".