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    Default Halloween Ram woooooo

    Hows this for being genetically spooky...............
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    more beauties....... nine year old and actually a 'fullcurl on left side, the ram was taken by a friend who studied him for two days before catching him, huge body, and the ramheld his head cocked and twisted so his right horn would not hit the back of his neck.
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    Thats awesome thanks for sharing your buddies ram with us!!

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    sorry about the photo size, don't know how to send them larger..

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    had to save these for today
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    this is the last one...............
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    That guy definitely got dropped on his head at a very young age.
    I have observed two diferent rams way back in the DCUA that had odd shaped heads and horns, but not not nearly as strange as that guy.
    While he is legal as you noted (I guess), I would have a very difficult time making a "kill/don't kill" decision on that strange horn configuration.

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    AlaskatrueAdventures, no bone 'scarring', his teeth, lower and upper jaw match perfectly, I think his 'strangeness' began in the womb.

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    Maybe he just stood in one place too long with REALLY strong winds blowing in towards his right side :-). Very unique trophy!

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    dedwuf,
    If that isn't an injury, then it is a true examply of removing a "management ram" from the gene pool.
    What about the rest of this ram? Was the body of normal ram size?
    I have saw two rams in the field that were runt rams, and a shoulder mount at a very prominent guide-outfitters home that was a runt with an exceptionally tiny body. One of those odd horned rams I observed in DCUA had a very small frame, and the one at the guide-outfitters home was said to be half the size of a normal ram, but it had 12 year old, 40-inch-curl-and-a-half (!) normal and astonishing looking horns.
    Very interesting. I would be interested in what a sheep biologist would have to say about this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaTrueAdventure View Post
    One of those odd horned rams I observed in DCUA had a very small frame, and the one at the guide-outfitters home was said to be half the size of a normal ram, but it had 12 year old, 40-inch-curl-and-a-half (!) normal and astonishing looking horns.
    I believe I have seen that mini-ram, too when I was picking up a book. You probably have the same book as well, eh?
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    AlaskaTrue adventures,, This ram was healthy, extremely large bodied, one 'theory' one this ram is his position in the ewes womb,
    or a possible injury during 'moms' pregancy. No hint of any head trauma.

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    Man... that's pretty wild. Thanks for sharing!
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    DEDWUF asked me to post these for him hope it works.







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    Thanks broncoformudv for the good 'clean up' job, much better view of the pictures !!!

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    Wow that's cool, I didn't know there's a B&C non-typical sheep category!!! Haha

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    Would love to see the axis of curl view on the full side. Be interesting to see how wide and tight it is! Cool sheep for sure

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    LuJon, on the full curl side, left side horn, the furthest outside edge is 14 1/2 in away from the horn base above the left eye.
    The tip of the horn is only 1/2 in further, and thats the distance of frontal protrusion from the base. Hope that helps.

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    And both bases are nearly identical, right at 13 1/2 inches.

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    So would you guys take that ram if presented with the opportunity? If it was standing next to a more typical, 36", full curl ram? Man, I love character and generally will take the more unique over the larger animal. As long as I was sure it was legal, that thing would be coming home with me over a "typical" ram.

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