Say, “aloha,” to this Hawaiian Mouflon Sheep - also known as a Black Hawaiian ram! He has been mounted from the shoulder up and looks straight forward. This specimen features large, dark horns. Additionally, he sports an impressive beard reminiscent of those of a certain rock band. The nearly solid black coloring of this ram make it the perfect piece for a decor that features sharp contrasts. We have given his Sheep our taxidermy quality rating of Nice.
About the Black Hawaiian Sheep
Scientific Name: Ovis aries
There is an air of mystery when it comes to how black Hawaiian rams came along and no one can really pinpoint their origins, however, there are theories. Some believe that the black ram is simply a Barbados ram that has a dilution of the red color gene, while others believe that they are a cross between a black hair sheep and a mouflon.
Whatever their origins, they are not difficult to pick out of a crowd. Common attributes of a black Hawaiian ram include a thick black coat which leaves them almost entirely dark and some unusual horns that grow in the distinctive up-down-up shape common among sheep species. These horns are almost exclusive to males and can grow to more than 40 inches in length. Weight wise, males can usually weigh up to 150 pounds with females usually maxing out at half that weight.