Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registration

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by PattiXmas, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    I'm working on Eve's registration papers. Our herd tattoo assigned to us is "XMAS". I understand that the letter for the year 2010 is "A". What do we tattoo? In one ear, do we simply put "XMAS" and then in the other ear an "A" and a number (such as 001) that we choose? Or does the ADGA assign the registration number that will coincide with the tattoo number? I guess I'm a little confused, looking at Snow's registration papers aren't really helping me and I'm trying to get this done. Any help would be great:).
     
  2. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    Eve is the first kid born on your farm, right? Then she would have the tattoo A1 in her left ear and your herd tattoo "XMAS" in her right. The next kids you have will be A2, A3, and so forth.
     

  3. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    Thank you sooooo much!! She did great at the vet's today! She weighs 17.2 pounds and the vets (3) and about 6 students all voted her the Prettiest Goat they had ever seen at MSU!

    I was holding her on the table right before they put her under and the vet told one of the students to take her from me so she could escort hubby and me to the waiting room. Every single girl in there moved forward so they could get her.

    Poor baby has a "helmet' on for the next few days. Actually it's only a bandage but it makes us think of a football helmet.
     
  4. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    Glad I could help. :)

    I hope Eve does well for you!
     
  5. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    But make sure that A1 would go in the left ear looking at the back of her head. Then your herd prefix would go in the right ear looking at the back of her head. Wouldnt want you to get confused and do them wrong. Dover Farms told you right just wanted to make sure that was the left and right ear looking at the back of the goats head.
     
  6. wookiee

    wookiee New Member

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    Oct 26, 2009
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    Is the numbering based upon the number born or the number registered?

    My doe had quintuplets:
    Boy - Girl - Boy - Girl - Boy

    The three boys went to pet home as wethers and unregistered. Now is time to register the girls. Are they A2 and A4? Or A1 and A2?

    Thanks!
     
  7. 4kids

    4kids New Member

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    Jul 21, 2009
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    I tatoo as A2 and A4 because the others could always come back to "buy" the papers to register. I did this with my first doe (who was unregistered but came from registered parents)
     
  8. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    I would do A2 and A4 because the number is based on the number of kids born...not how many you register.
     
  9. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    Re: Really confused with the ADGA Application for Registrati

    We did it last night all by ourselves! :leap: Well, it took the four of us to tattoo her and give her the CD&T booster. I held her on my lap with her bottle, hubby tattooed her, Becky smeared the ink, and Billy helped hold her. Then when it came time to do the booster, my son, who is "big and brave" when it comes to the boer goats or the grown girls couldn't do it. He couldn't hurt her. This is coming from a meat goat kid - not a dairy kid. It was so cute! Hubby ended up doing her shot. She didn't squirm too much, I think having the bottle might have helped. She is such a little piggie!

    So, it is official! We have our very first X-Mas Acres goat! How cool would it be to own an X-Mas goat?