This is an archived version of the NABSSAR website from March 2006 that I screenshot on June 29, 2018...wn wording outright says that sheep with non-registration status are welcome if they meet standard.
Though their practices have obviously been updated and gone through changes, it is important to know that at one time according to their own website, the North American BABYDOLL Southdown Sheep Association (NABSSAR) accepted sheep from other registries and unregistered sheep.
This NABSSAR information goes back just a little over 10 years ago. So you are looking at possibly only 5 or 6 generations (f5 & f6 if you go by Grade Up terms) out from these described practices and allowances. This is also 3 - 5 years into NABSSAR being a functioning organization.
I was also sent this old letter from 2004 that Mr. Mock sent to his members:
I was tempted to just post the highlighted bit of the letter due to how all over the place (and pretty awful the letter is), but for clarity and to prevent any questioning like anyone associated with BSSBA seem to get over just about everything, I felt the need to post the whole letter.
To keep hearing about the pureness of the NABSSAR sheep - well, it's just ridiculous according to their own site's history and according to this letter out from Mr. Mock. Sure, these two pieces of information are "old news" and things have changed, but there has been so much hostility on social media lately masked as "education" that I felt the need to share these pieces of history, which truly are a glimpse into the past.
~ Jen W