Sheep Mounts for Sale - Desert Bighorn Sheep
Stunning Desert Bighorn Sheep taxidermy shoulder mount. This Bighorn is mounted upright with a turn of the head to the right. Thick hair beautifully colored in creams and browns. Heavy horned with the left measuring 32 1/2" and the right at 34" with 15 1/2" bases. Great detailing throughout. For the superior taxidermy, this mount's quality is rated as "Excellent'. An awesome addition for the Sheep collector or trophy room.
Scientific Name: Ovis canadensis
Size: 28" tall x 18" wide x 19" deep.
Weight: 31 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single screw.
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 ewes or females 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.