This vintage, majestic heavy and wide-horned Alaskan Dall Sheep mount is absolutely amazing. This Sheep has a beautiful white coat with just a few tinges of light yellow. (His coat has not been unnaturally bleached.) Massive, heavy, full-curl plus horns, with the left side, measuring 35 4/8" around the curl on both the right and left side. The animal has a thick neck which accentuates the massive horns. The sheep is positioned with its head slightly down accentuating the 29.5" width of the horns. Rated as a Vintage piece taken in 1969. There is some brittleness in the hair but nothing significant. An awesome addition for the big horned Sheep collector, or trophy room.
Product Rating: Vintage
Approximate Weight: 35 lbs.
Approximate Dimensions: 28" tall x 29.5" wide x 24" deep
Left Horn: 35 4/8"
Right Horn: 35 4/8"
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single, well-secured screw.
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About the Alaskan Dall Sheep
Scientific Name: Ovis dalli dalli
These white creatures are most notable for the males’ massive curled horns. Females (known as ewes) also carry horns, but theirs are shorter and more slender, and only slightly curved. Until rams reach the age of 3 years, they tend to resemble the ewes quite a bit. After that, continued horn growth makes the males easily recognizable. Horns grow steadily during spring, summer, and early fall. In late fall or winter, horn growth slows and eventually ceases. This start-and-stop growth results in a pattern of rings called annuli which are spaced along the length of the horn, and can help determine age. Dall rams as old as 16 years have been seen, and ewes have been known to reach 19 years of age. Generally, however, a 12 year old sheep is considered quite old.