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New Zealand Arapawa Goat Association

New Zealand Arapawa Goat Association

(Incorporating the International Arapawa Goat Association)

Arapawa goats with kids
Arapawa does with kids in Canterbury New Zealand



New Zealand – NZ
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There is no fee to register your Arapawa goat!

One of the aims of the NZAGA is to encourage the registration of purebred Arapawa goats. If you wish to add your Arapawa goat to the NZAGA registry, please send the following details, along with a full face and a whole body photograph, to alison [at]

  • name of your goat
  • goat's date of birth (approximate age is acceptable)
  • name of the owner
  • name of the breeder
  • name of dam
  • name of sire

Once registered, you will receive a Registration Certificate.   The complete New Zealand Registry to date can be downloaded from New Zealand Registry.

United Kingdom – UK

Send an e-mail to the UK contact on our Contacts page for details of registration of Arapawa goats in the United Kingdom.

The complete United Kingdom Registry can be downloaded from U K Registry.

United States – US

In the United States the registration of Arapawa goats is handled by Al Caldwell – see US Registration for details.

  • The US Registry will track purebreds only.
  • Goats are not recognized as Registered Arapawas without proper ear tattoo identification.
  • Tattoo identification will follow the American Dairy Goat Assoc. practice: The “herd prefix”, two to four letters identifying the place of birth for the left ear, and a letter for the year of birth and the number of the animal born to the owner that year. “V” represents 2005; “W” for 2006, etc. (Example – “AC” in the left ear; “V2” in the right ear of the second registered goat born last year at Al Caldwell”s farm.)
  • Applications for registration should be applied for when the goat is between 3 and 6 months of age. The Application Form may be mailed or e-mailed to the Registrar.
  • Animals that are culled or neutered need not be registered.
  • Upon receipt of the Application, the Registrar will issue a Registration Certificate bearing an appropriate seal and enter the action in the Breed Registry.
  • While it is difficult to enforce, it is in everyone’s interest to have on file photos of the animal to back up the tattoo ID. A left side and right side photo at approximately 6 month of age is best.

The complete United States Registry can be downloaded from their website.


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