Taxidermy Trophy Mounts - White Blesbok
A very attractive White Blesbok taxidermy mount for sale. This Blesbok is posed in an upright position with the head turned only very slightly to the right. The hair is nice and soft with gorgeous coloring throughout. The tear ducts are pronounced and the eyes show great detailing. Horns are symmetrical and measure at 15". Taxidermy quality is rated "Excellent". This Blesbok will make an appealing addition to the safari theme decor or trophy room.
Scientific Name: Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
Size: 35" tall x 14" wide x 19" deep.
Weight: 10 lbs
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single screw.
Information About the Blesbok – Damaliscus pygargus
Physically, rams and ewes are similar in appearance. A characteristic of the blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face, separated by a brown band above the eyes. Common blesboks have a mostly reddish-brown colored coat with a lighter-color on the saddle and an even lighter shade on the rump. The underside is white. Mature rams weigh around 150 pounds and a female's weigh around 120 pounds. A mature ram will stand 40 inches tall at the shoulder. Horns on a big mature ram will average 15 inches, with a 20-inch topping the record book. Both sexes carry straw colored horns, ringed almost to the tip. Female horns are slightly more slender.
Native only to South Africa, the blesbok is a must-have animal on most South African plains game safaris. Though there is only one species of blesbok, they are divided into two “breeds”, the common blesbok and the white blesbok. Though both are native only to South Africa, they have been introduced in a few other countries. The only difference between the two is their color. White blesbok are virtually all white, which is the result of selective breeding.
Blesboks prefer to live on the open grasslands and avoid areas of dense brush. They are primarily grazing animals and normally live in herds of up to 25 individuals.