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I bought a nzw buck at the show 2-3 weeks ago. The person we bought him from gave us his pedigree and some ribbons he had won. She told us she would send, or have sent to us some registration papers.
Does she send them to us or am I waiting for some thing from the ARBA.
If I am waiting for some thing in the mail from her I feel like it's been long enough to get them and I should call her to find out what is going on. If I am waiting for something from ARBA then I realize it might take longer to get it.
Either way I am presuming I'll need to send in the registration to change it to my name.
Do I have to be a member of ARBA to keep my buck registered in my name?

I've had registerable pet dogs, but I've never kept up their papers, But I may opt to keep the rabbits papers up if I am able to find a good registerable doe to breed him to.
 

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Registration papers would come from ARBA. They will send it to the owner at the time of registry, so I would expect the forms will be mailed to the seller, and she will have to forward them to you. Assuming the registrar sent the forms in promptly, it would take around 2-3 weeks for them to be processed and sent back to the owner.
Yes, if you want him in your name, you will have to send them back to ARBA to be transfered. And yes, you have to be a member of ARBA to register rabbits with them.
Also, the rabbit has to be inspected by a registrar before its registered - not like dogs and cats. Each animal is evaluated in its own right against the breed standard.
You can register a rabbit from unregistered parents so long as you have a complete pedigree showing the rabbit is purebred for 4 generations, and it meets the standard.
But just because you breed two registered rabbits together, you cannot register the offspring without them being seen by a registrar, who fills out the paperwork certifying they meet the ARBA standard.
I really like this system - it makes the registration papers worth much more to me. My goal is to have all red/white/blue sealed rabbits, which means every rabbit on the pedigree is registered.
lLisa at Somerhill
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I'll check into becoming a ARBA member but it may not be worth it for 1 or 2 rabbits. I understand they raised the rates this year.
They were registering rabbits at the show when I went. They must have been inspecting them also.
I'll asume my rabbit meets the standards as he has 2 show ribbons.

Ok, I looked up the cost of becoming a member, and The $20 a year doesn't seem so bad. Again not sure if it's worth it for 1 or 2 animals.
there is another show near us in Sept. We are planning to go to. I think I could get him inspected there.
 

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seems to me, the registry would benefit from permitting 'non-members' being able to register their animals, even following the inspection/registration protocols. Especially since every animal is assessed a fee for the inspection AND the registration....
"Sure, I'll sell you a registered animal-- but if you want it to STAY registered, you have to fork out so much money a year---- GRRRRRR"
 

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The rabbit also must be six months of age.and its possible too have a rabbit win shows then cannot be registered.if it gains too much weight or loses a toenail.I bought some registered rabbits once thinking they would be high quality.they were the lowest quality rabbits i ever bought.joining ARBA is worth it you get a great magazine and a very good book on raising rabbits.bluebird
 
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