All pigs to be registered should be permanetly identified with a tattoo or microchip. Microchips may be Avid, HomeAgain, Pro-ID, TempScan, TravelChip, or ISO microchips. Tattoos must be placed in the right ear.
Three color pictures are to accompany every registration application. One picture of the head, one of the left side and one of the right side are to be sent. One picture must be taken with the pig standing in front of a ruler or yard stick. The ruler should be near the shoulders or back. If spotting is difficult to observe additional pictures may be sent to demonstrate spotting. Pictures may be e-mailed or sent as a hard copy and need to be labeled with the pig's name.
A pedigree is to accompany each pig to be registered. If a full 5 generation pedigree is not available an incomplete pedigree may be accepted. Pedigree should contain name, microchip numbers, weights, colors and height when possible. Incomplete pedigrees must contain previous owners or breeders information for verification.
If a pig does not have a pedigree he/she can go to the evaluation board to be passed for registration but MUST have a photo of each parent along with the parent names and breeder of the parents. Pigs must be 1 year old to go through the evaluation process.
Pigs must be spotted to be registered. No solid pigs will be registered. If a pig is black it must have red or white spotting that is visible.
Pig to be registered must not exceed 19 inches. If the animal exceeds 19 inches at any point in it's life owner is to report to the Registry and papers will be voided for that animal. *
Due to the small number of pure Juliana Pigs percentage animals will be accepted for registration until sufficient numbers enable the registry to become a closed registry. Pigs that display the Juliana qualities and are 50% Juliana or more will be registered as Percentage Julianas. Once a pig attains a 7/8th percentage it will be registered pure. It is highly recommended that percentage animals are only crossed with pure animals.
If any animal has been misrepresented papers will be pulled immediately. If the owner of the misrepresented animal has more then one pig then all of their animals will have their papers taken away until a physical inspection can be made. This is the only way to ensure the qulaity of the animals being produced and create the genetic base needed in order for this breed to survive long term.
The JPAR has adopted a three part name to help encode information about a particular pig. The first part is the farm which produced the pig. The second element is the individual pigs chosen name. This is followed by an "of" and then the farm which the pig currently resides. If there is no farm name either the pig continues to reside at the breeder's farm, was sold as a pet, or the current farm did not disclose their farm name. When an adult pig with a farm name suffix is transferred the parties involved are responsible for telling the JPAR if the farm name suffix should not change.
If you have bought a pig from a registered litter the process is simple. Buying from registered litters is encouraged. The breeder should provide you with a registration application form when you pick up your pig. Fill out the middle section choosing your pigs new name and your contact information. There is a primary and secondary name choice in case the first name is already in the database. If you intend to breed the pig indicate your farm name so the pigs name can be assigned the correct suffix. The application form is not a certificate of registration. It merely streamlines the registration process and reduces the fees.
E-mail pictures of your new pig, front and each side. If the piglet is under 6 months height measurements are not necessary. Please reference the pig when e-mailing the pictures. Attaching a scan or photo of the registration form is a convenient way to submit the application.
Payment of the registration fee is the last step to getting official papers on your new pig. Please reference your pig if using the online payment process.
If you purchased your pig from a non-registered litter the process is the same as above except you need to fill out the juvenile application and provide a 5 generation pedigree. If the parents are registered, just provide the registered name and number for the sire and dam.
If you cannot obtain a complete pedigree and the parents are not registered your pig will have to go through the evaluation committee. Please fill out the appropriate application form. In addition to the pictures of the pig to be evaluated we will also need pictures of the pig's sire and dam. The pig must be older than 1 year to be eligible for evaluation. Information about where the pig came from is helpful and will influence the purity decision. Pigs evaluated in this manner will recieve a percentage status of either 0%, 50%, 75% or 100% based on aggregated responses from the volunteer committee of breeders. Please allow time for your pig's application to be processed.