The Open
Flockbook Project
Pedigree Certificates


The OFP provides Certificates of Registration and Pedigree for owners of any Soay that has been recorded in the Open Flockbook. The high quality Certificates are printed on heavy off-white linen paper, embossed with the OFP seal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who is entitled to receive one of these Certificates?
A: Whoever owns the sheep or lamb, either the breeder or the subsequent owner.

Q: What do the Certificates look like?
A: Here is a sample in pdf format.

Q: I'm looking at the sample, What do the various entries on the Certificate mean?
A: The content of the Certificate is explained in What's on a Certificate

Q: Is there a charge for Certificates?
A: No. We prepare and mail them free of charge.

Q: What if I sell one of my sheep?
A: You may either send us the entire original Certificate, with changes noted, or cut off the bottom portion of the original, and mail it back to us. We will issue a new Certificate to the new owner.

Q: What if I find errors in a Certificate or have new information about the animal?
A: Notify us of the error and we will exchange the old Certificate for a new one.

Q: How do I go about getting a Certificate for one of my Soay?
A: Send an e-mail to with the name(s) of the animal(s) you want, your mailing address, and a phone number where we can contact you if we have questions.