It is very important for anyone new to Shetland Sheep that they purchase only fully registered sheep if they wish to breed from their flock and sell on the progeny.
There is a difference between a "pedigree sheep" and a "registered pedigree sheep".
A Shetland Sheep Society registered sheep will have a unique registration number (6 digits) printed on its own unique green pedigree form.
This form should accompany all registered sheep at time of purchase:
Registered means that the sheep has been included in the main register of the ‘Flock Book’ of the Shetland Sheep Society and will have a green registration certificate issued by the Society. Without that certificate, registration cannot be guaranteed.
**Foula Sheep** The Society recognises that there is a unique population of sheep on the Island of Foula. However, as there is no registry for Foula sheep they do not meet the requirements for the Shetland Flock Book Trust 1927 Standard, and therefore they are not eligible for registration into The Shetland Sheep Society Flock Book.
Only current members of the Shetland Sheep Society may register sheep and the form can be found in the: