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General Rules of Registration:

  • As of 10/14/2017, NKR registered Purebred Kikos and New Zealand Fullblood Kikos, with at least sire verification will be accepted into the IKGA registry. AKGA goats continue to be eligible for IKGA registration.

  • When presenting the AKGA registration certificate for registering an AKGA animal, both sides of the certificate need to be shown (the front of these certificates shows only the breeder, the back shows the current owner).

  • In order to preserve and improve the integrity of the IKGA Registry data base, on February 8, 2011 the IKGA BOD adopted the following safeguards:
         I.   For Animals Transferred from AKGA Certificates with an issue date on or after February 5, 2007 to IKGA with GT, SV, DV, or PV designations:
              A.   In order for these designations to be transferred to the IKGA Certificate, the application must include a copy of the Goat Parentage and Genetic Marker Report from the University of California Davis. If the DNA report confirms the designations, the designations will be transferred to the IKGA Certificate.
              B.   If the DNA Report excludes one or both parents that position on the IKGA Certificate will be left blank. This means that based on DNA testing, it is unknown who the parent(s) is/are.
                    1) This animal will be transferred to the IKGA Certificate indicating the same percentage Kiko as indicated on the Certificate from the other association, but with no parents listed in the positions disqualified by the DNA Report.
              C.   If no DNA report is sent with the application, the animal will be transferred to the IKGA Certificate, but without GT, SV, DV, or PV designations.
          II.   For Animals Transferred from AKGA Certificates with an issue date before February 5, 2007 to IKGA with GT, SV, DV, or PV designations:
           A.   DNA designations of GT, SV, DV, or PV on these certificates will be transferred to IKGA. A copy of the Goat Parentage and Genetic Marker Report for the University California Davis is not required.

  • Every registration Certificate is based on the representation in the Application for Registration and/or Application for Certificate Transfer. If an animal has been registered or transferred through error, misrepresentation or fraud, such Registration Certificate is VOID, together with any registration or transfer of progeny. The International Kiko Goat Association (IKGA) assumes no liability for damages arising from such entry or transfer.

  • In the event of a conflict, IKGA records shall control. Appeals may be addressed to the Board of Directors.

  • It is strongly recommended that unsound or unworthy animals not be presented for registration.

  • The owner of the Dam at time of service will be recognized as the BREEDER of progeny produced by such service.

  • The owner at the time of birth is responsible for applications. A completed and signed Sire Declaration Form must be prepared by the sire's owner and must be used if sire and dam are not owned by the same person.

  • All support forms (Sire Declaration, etc.) must be completed, signed, and submitted with original Application for Registration.

  • Proof of registration must be submitted for the Boer Registry of the Boer parent when registering an American BoKi with the IKGA.

  • When breeding does, care should be taken to assure does are only exposed to one buck per heat period. Should a doe be exposed to more than one buck during heat period, the parentage shall be verified by blood typing or DNA technology prior to applying for a Certificate of Registration.


Calculation of Percentage of Kiko blood

  • Calculations are performed and recorded for the purpose of providing information as accurately as possible. Percentage numbers printed on certificates and stored in the registration system are in whole numbers (no decimal places). Non-whole numbers are "rounded up" (any calculation resulting in X.5 or higher is rounded up to the next whole percentage number while any number less than X.5 is rounded down to the next lower whole number).

  • Effective January 26, 2011, the exception to percentages being expressed in whole numbers is when a goat reaches 99.5 % or greater Kiko. To acknowledge that "breeding up" programs can not produce 100% Kiko, once a goat reaches 99.5% or greater Kiko, the certificate will indicate 99.5% Kiko.


Registration of Imported Animals, semen, embryos or clones

  • The term imported shall apply to live animals, semen, embryos or clones bred and produced outside of North America.
    • Such animals must be declared at time of entry as to their breeding to qualify for registry in the IKGA. The IKGA Application for Registration must be accompanied by an official certificate of pedigree or verification of breed purity from the official registry association or exporting organization of the country of origin.
    • Notation of country of origin shall appear on the IKGA Registration Certificate.


Identification and naming

  • A permanent Identification is required for a goat to be registered by the IKGA. This may be either a microchip or a tattoo.

  • The IKGA encourages the use of Herd Prefixes.

  • The IKGA does not have standard for any particular style or format of tattoo.



  • When a registered goat is sold, it must be transferred to the buyer and a transfer recorded on IKGA records before its progeny can be registered. The original Registration Certificate properly signed must be returned to the IKGA for a transfer to be made.

  • Transfers should be made within 60 days of the sale.


Transfers from New Registries

  • As of 10/14/2017, NKR registered Purebred Kikos and New Zealand Fullblood Kikos, with at least sire verification will be accepted into the IKGA registry. AKGA goats continue to be eligible for IKGA registration.


Embryo Transfers

  • When an embryo changes ownership, an application for transfer must be submitted that provides for embryos in recipients, fresh or frozen embryos. One application for transfer must be submitted with each change of ownership.

  • If a registered recipient is being sold, the owner of the embryo must sign a document indicating the embryo transfer. Failure to sign such a document will indicate the seller of the animal is retaining ownership of the resulting goat.


Documentation of Progeny of Artificial Insemination

  • This information will be added at a later date


Documentation of Progeny resulting from Embryo Transfer

  • This information will be added at a later date


Documentation of Progeny resulting from Cell-Cloned Transplants

  • This information will be added at a later date


Procedures for Revoking Certificate

  • Certificates are issued based upon applications, certificates of pedigree furnished with the application, and sources available to the IKGA. The Board of Directors of the IKGA can revoke a certificate if that certificate issued by the Association is incorrect. The Board can make a determination that the certificate should be revoked and specifically set out the reason(s) for revocation. This shall apply to the original certificate, which was issued in error, and any subsequent issued certificates which are affected.



  • When an animal is owned by a company, ranch, farm, Club, corporation, university or school, Family or partnership (of related or unrelated persons), or any entity other than an individual, the IKGA must have a document on file to indicate who may sign documents for that entity.

  • In the case of a minor child (younger than 18 years of age), the IKGA requires a written statement from the legal guardian or parent giving the birth date of the child and designating the person(s) signing in behalf of the minor child.

  • When the owner of an animal is deceased, the IKGA must have legal documentation on file appointing the agent or representative for the estate.

  • Authorization of an agent may be cancelled by written notification by record owner. Such termination of authorization will take effect on date received in the IKGA office.


Duplicate Registration Certificate

  • A duplicate registration certificate is a new registration certificate when the original has been lost or destroyed. It is issued when sufficient proof of loss and proper identification of the goat has been submitted to the IKGA office. The duplicate registration certificate will be denoted "Duplicate" and the original will become void.

  • The IKGA may issue a duplicate registration certificate if the current record owner or authorized agent files the proper affidavit, completed in all respects and stating the circumstances under which the original registration certificate was lost or destroyed.

  • In regard to involuntary transfer of title situations, including but not limited to court judgments or security interest foreclosure, when it is proven to the IKGA's satisfaction with legal court documents, requirement of affidavit of the record owner may be waived and the current owner deemed eligible for a duplicate registration certificate.

Replacement or correction of Registration Certificate

  • A replacement registration certificate or correction is a new registration certificate, which is issued when the original certificate is in existence but has been defaced or wrong information is on the original. The original certificate must be surrendered to the IKGA office.

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