The rules and regulations of the World Watusi Association have provided from the beginning that all animals registered must be permanently identified either by freeze brand, hot brand or ear tattoo. As many display their animals the brands have not been used in many areas. The Board of Directors has determined that the ear tatoo is too difficult to read in adult animals. For these reasons it has been decided to remove the rule for permanent identification at this time. Photos delineating the markings on the hide and shape of horns are alternatives to these methods as well as a documented ear tag system. It is the breeder’s responsibility to keep proper records of breedings, births and sales. Some of our members have started DNA analysis of their livestock, which would solve any potential future disputes. It is not a requirement at this time, but it is encouraged as a practice.