Mounted Desert Bighorn Ram for Sale
A remarkable heavy horned Desert Bighorn Sheep taxidermy mount. The ram is positioned upright and alert with its head turned to the right. This Sheep's thick hair is wonderfully white with brown shading. Heavy horns, with the left side broomed to 30 1/2" horn, and the right side broomed to 33". Both horns have 15" bases. Taxidermy craftsmanship quality rated at "Excellent. An awesome addition for the Sheep collector or trophy room.
Scientific Name: Ovis canadensis
Weight: 27 lbs.
Size: 28" tall x 24" wide x 19" deep.
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.