The Open
Flockbook Project
Pedigree Certificates


The OFP provides Pedigree Certificates for owners of any Soay that has been recorded in the Open Flockbook. The Certificates are now in PDF format suitable for printing on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.

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.

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 email them free of charge.

Q: What if I sell one of my sheep?
A: Email the new owner's contact information and we will generate and email an updated 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 email address, and a phone number where we can contact you if we have questions.