Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the Member Directory in the left column. This lists most members of the IFGA.
How do I get information on becoming a member of IFGA?
, who will mail you membership information as well as answer any questions that you may have. You can find a Membership Application on the home page of this site under Printable Forms.
Is there a Youth membership?
A youth membership is available for FFA and 4-H members ages 8-18, contact
for more information.
Can I register my fainting goat even if it's parents are not registered?
Yes. Please review the Rules of Registration for specific requirements.
If you purchase a found goat with unknown or limited lineage fill out the registration application with as much information as you have. If you know the IFGA herd prefix of the person who owned the goat when it was born, you should use this prefix when registering your animal. You must however have the person sign the application on the Born the property of line giving their permission to use this.
If you purchase your found goat from an individual who is not a member of the IFGA you can use their last name as the prefix when registering the animal. Again, you must have the person sign the application on the Born the property of line giving permission to use their name.
If a signature is not available then your IFGA herd prefix must be used and you will sign the application on the Found goat purchased by line. Found goats from unknown herd backgrounds should be registered using your herd prefix. Make sure you sign the application on the Found goat purchased by line rather than the Born the property of line. All goats being registered must contain a herd prefix.
Can I register a goat with teat scurs or multiple teats?
Although teat scurs or multiple teats are considered an undesirable trait you can register does that display this. You cannot however register bucks with teat scurs or multiple teats.
What is meant by a "Premium" fainting goat?
Fainting goats are registered in one of three categories: Premium, Heritage, or Regular. Please review the Rules of Registration from the home page of this web site for specific information.
1. PREMIUM –Goats that readily faint and meet all lineage requirements. This category requires a photo in a full down Myotonic state.
2. HERITAGE –Goats that readily faint but do not meet the lineage requirements of the Premium category. This category requires a photo in a full down Myotonic state.
3. REGULAR – Does that are wooden legged but don't fall over in a full Myotonic state. Bucks cannot be registered in the Regular category.
I purchased a bred doe. Under what name do I register the kids when they are born?
The IFGA's policy is that the kids are registered under your farm/herd name since you are the owner at the time of their birth.
G, I, O, Q and U are not used.
For example, the first, second & third kids born into the herd during 2003 should have as their tattoos S1, S2 & S3 in their left ear and the breeder's herd tattoo letters go in the right ear. To register a herd tattoo, please contact
May I use the IFGA logo on my business cards, signs, website, etc?
The IFGA logo is copyrighted. To use the IFGA logo on your website or other form of advertising, we request the following guidelines be followed:
1. You must be a member of the IFGA to use the logo.
2. Please put “Member”, “Member Of”, or “Lifetime Member” in conjunction with the logo.