Taxidermy Mounts for Sale - Bighorn Sheep
Heavy horned Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep taxidermy mount. Beautiful coloring in shades of browns and cream. Positioned upright with a slight turn of the head to the left. Symmetrical horns have a spread of 18". The right horn measures at 30" and the left horn is 29 1/2 ". The base of each horn measures at 14 1/2". Taxidermy craftsmanship has a quality rating of "Excellent". A wonderful trophy room piece for the serious collector of sheep.
Scientific Name: Ovis canadensisSize: 30" tall x 19" wide x 22" deep.
Weight: 24 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single screw.
Ships in secure wood crate
Ships for free!
About the Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn sheep are one of two species of mountain sheep in North America. Rocky Mountain bighorns inhabit the mountains from Canada south to New Mexico. Bighorn rams are best known for their heavy, curled horns. These massive horns are a symbol of status and a weapon used in battles for dominance across the Rocky Mountains. Fighting for mating rights, males face each other, rear up on their hind legs, and hurl themselves at each other in charges of some 20 miles an hour. The resounding clash of horns can be heard echoing through the mountains for miles as the confrontation is repeated—sometimes for hours—until one ram submits and walks away. The animal's thick, bony skull usually prevents serious injury.
A Rocky Mountain bighorn ram's horns can weigh 30 pounds, more than all the bones in his body combined. The ewe’s or female’s also have horns, but they are of smaller size.
Bighorn’s range in color from light brown to grayish or dark brown. It has a white belly, rump, and muzzle. Males weigh between 125-300 pounds, females weigh between 75-200 pounds. Its hooves are hard around the outside and soft on the inside. They are legendary for their ability to climb high, steep, rocky mountain areas.