- Reflects the goals, philosophy, and procedures as set forth by the KGBA.
- Honors the core values of integrity, respect, and accountability, as this is at the heart of everything that we do.
- Maintains a high level of ethical behavior.
- Refrains from creating disharmony in the Association by attacking the good will of other members or the organization; the flaming of a member or officer on the web or in public constitutes creating disharmony.
- Reflects stateliness and integrity at any breed organization function in such a manner as to enhance the image of the Kinder Goat Breeders Association over oneself; to refrain from misrepresenting the organization; to respect the Officers of the Association.
- Expresses good sportsmanship in all activities.
- Refrains from a conflict of interest or the perception thereof.
- Refrains from threatening actions, poor language, or unnecessary criticism of other breeders or their goats.
In addition, they commit to:
- Maintain accurate individual records so that the Kinder Goat Breeders Association and Registry is accurate overall.
- Provide accurate and appropriate registration documents to purchasers of one’s breeding stock.
- Utilize safe animal husbandry practices to insure the health and well being of one’s Kinder herd.
- Treat our animals kindly and humanely.
- Be candid and forthright in dealing with the public and potential purchasers of one’s stock.
- Be knowledgeable about the Kinder Goat Breed Standard and thoroughly familiar with the various faults one may encounter in a breeding program in order to preserve and protect the authenticity of the gene pool.
- Always maintain integrity in dealings and make every effort to maintain a good breed standard.
- To help educate the general public as well as to assist the novice breeder.
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