The main object of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand, as documented in its Constitution, is “to ensure the conservation of breeds, breeding groups and the genetic diversity of domestic livestock, for the benefit of members of the public as well as for the benefit of future generations of agriculturalists”.
One of the ways the Society aims to do this is to provide a registration facility for established New Zealand rare breed societies that do not have their own formal breed registries and for other rare breeds that are not represented by breed societies.
The current registration scheme does not require physical inspection of the animals – that is beyond our resources – but each animal must have some form of individual identification such as an ear tag, microchip, or good photographs, and the owner must be able to provide some evidence of the animal’s provenance.
All Registry enquiries, including obtaining a password, to registry(at)rarebreeds.co.nz please [type out this e-mail address replacing (at) with @]. You can access the Registry with a password through Registry Logon. Note that the Trial Mating option has to be run through the Registrar as the database is read-only to safeguard people making their own changes. There is a small fee of $5 for this service, payable to Rare Breeds Registry. Contact the registrar at registry(at)rarebreeds.co.nz.
REGISTRY UPGRADE. The registry can now facilitate members who prefer to register a flock, herd, litter, brood, or gaggle, etc. rather than single animals. To register a group, email the Registrar (registry(at)rarebreeds.co.nz) with the following details: Your name, address, phone number, stud name (there is a one-off cost of $25 to register a stud name), the breed, numbers and any other information you wish to add. The cost of registering a group with the Rare Breeds Society is $20, payable to the Registry Account: 03 1355 0685162 01. Once registered, your group can be viewed online and updated at a nominal cost.
Note that this registration system is run as a service, and the Rare Breeds Conservation Society accepts no responsibility for the background or quality of the animals registered.
From 1 January 2018 the cost for a member of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society to register an animal is a nominal $1. (To join the Society go to our Join page.)
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