Registered vs Non-Registered Sheep

This time of year there is a lot of talk about lambs and the value of purchasing registered stock. If you plan to breed and want to develop a reputation for providing high-quality stock for breeding purposes, take the time (and money) to go the registered route. In the end, it's the only way to prove your sheep come from original stock recognized by the Harlequin Sheep Society & Registry. 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Babydoll Southdown Cross-Breeding Allowed Until 2030

Guidelines for the integration of new genetics from registered Babydoll Southdown sheep mated to registered Harlequin sheep have been posted on the Generations page. In short, HSSR will allow one-time breeding of any registered Harlequin sheep to a registered Babydoll Southdown until 2030. There is a new designation for those lambs: F1-BD. See all the new designations and pairing requirements at the Generations page. We believe this program will help us enhance the gene pool without diluting what we love about the Harlequin breed.

With the definition of where cross-breeding with registered Babydolls is now headed, there is no longer a need for an Open Registry process.

Open Registration Program: Closed

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

New Look - More Functionality

It was apparent there was confusion about the process of registering sheep both adults (often as Transfers from another farm) and especially new lambs. To help guide our members, a new page called Registration was added. This page outlines the three scenarios of registration: standard and open.

Please look over the page and send any suggestions for clarification, or any unanswered questions to: Remembe this registry is only as good as the input from our Members. Thank you. 


TRANSFER of Sheep process update

We've changed the form for when you are transferring sheep to your name. You DO NOT need any pictures to transfer an animal. All you need is to be a curren member, a Work Order including payment, the Transfer form and the original Certificate of Origin.

Membership Reminder!

October 19, 2018

Yearly memberships run from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Please make sure you have your 2019 membership dues in to ASR no later than January 1st. At the beginning of the year ALL non-paid member listing will be removed, then added back as payment is received. This is necessary to understand how many active members we have. Thank you for your understanding.

Facebook Group for Members
October 8, 2018

Did you know there is a FB group specifically for MEMBERS of HSSR? The reason this is setup for members only is so we can discuss things about our marketing, sales and the registration process. Some of these subjects can be sensitive and not necessarily things we want to discuss with the public in general.

Please visit group and JOIN Harlequin Sheep Breeders -                  (CLICK ADDRESS TO GO TO THE SITE)

Registry Has a New Address
October 8, 2018

ASR - the processor for our registrations has a new street address: 402-S Lincoln Street, Wamego, KS 66547. There is NO CHANGE to the post office box (PO Box 231)

Breeding for Spring 2019 Harlequins Has Begun
October 7, 2018

Registered Harlequin breeders across the US have begun breeding season for Spring 2019 lambs. Now is the perfect time to ensure your ewes and rams are up to date on deworming, foot care and nutrition to optimize production.