Ram's horns

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by CountryFried, May 12, 2004.

  1. CountryFried

    CountryFried Well-Known Member

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    What could someone do for a ram that has his horns (which are curly-cued in growth), growing into his face ? It's really that the circumference of them are getting so wide that they are pushing into his cheeks. The tips of the horns are away far enough.

    Is it possible to cut the width near his cheek without cutting the whole horn off ? It's on both sides. I'm wondering of doing a 1/2 " or so , the horn width is 7-8" it seems.

    Thank you !

    Sherry
     
  2. If the horns are curling into his head, if they dont curl back out on their own, that is a trait that you probably shouldn't want in your flock. I'd watch it and either wether him or eat him

     

  3. CountryFried

    CountryFried Well-Known Member

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    The horns curl out on their own. Just seems that as they get fatter around they are mushing into his cheeks.

    Would that be a bad trait as well?

    Thanks,
    sn
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I don't know how heritable horn shape is. I suppose where they start on the skull would be. You may be able to file some material off with a hoof rasp, just make sure the side against his cheek is taped off so he doesn't get scratched.
     
  5. CountryFried

    CountryFried Well-Known Member

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    Thank You Ross. I appreciate the info.
    Sherry