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#5449234 - 11/29/14 10:41 PM Any Sheep like this in Texas
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PM if any exist

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#5449246 - 11/29/14 10:56 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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Anatolian/Konya Mouflon? I don't believe so? But I could be wrong....

Would love to see them here, but some individuals would rather cross them into tame handfed mongrel oblivion instead of preserving a species for what it is....not sayin' names or nothing whistle

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#5449260 - 11/29/14 11:25 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: Kobus]
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Originally Posted By: Kobus
Anatolian/Konya Mouflon? I don't believe so? But I could be wrong....

Would love to see them here, but some individuals would rather cross them into tame handfed mongrel oblivion instead of preserving a species for what it is....not sayin' names or nothing whistle


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#5449340 - 11/30/14 07:00 AM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
Originally Posted By: Kobus
Anatolian/Konya Mouflon? I don't believe so? But I could be wrong....

Would love to see them here, but some individuals would rather cross them into tame handfed mongrel oblivion instead of preserving a species for what it is....not sayin' names or nothing whistle


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#5449601 - 11/30/14 10:42 AM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
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Originally Posted By: Aaron-Ibex
Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
Originally Posted By: Kobus
Anatolian/Konya Mouflon? I don't believe so? But I could be wrong....

Would love to see them here, but some individuals would rather cross them into tame handfed mongrel oblivion instead of preserving a species for what it is....not sayin' names or nothing whistle


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#5449613 - 11/30/14 10:51 AM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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Great looking sheep. The width on those rams is pretty impressive.

On the Priour Ranch website they have the following picture which they labeled "Afghan Urial". To me it did not look like what I expected an Afghan Urial to look like as it was missing the white mane and had a hint of a saddle (like the pics you posted). It looks very similar to the pics you posted. I know you've probably seen the picture and hunted the Priour, but I thought it might be interesting to post the pic for others viewing the thread.


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#5452105 - 12/01/14 03:56 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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If there was, I would damn sure like to know about it.

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#5454125 - 12/02/14 01:38 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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Beyond the five known wild sheep species in Texas known from having at least SOME "pure" herds(Afghan Urial, Transcaspian Urial, European Mouflon, Armenian Mouflon, and Iranian Red Sheep) anything else is going to be a gambit.

I know there were some "Cyprian Mouflon" somewhere
....but as far as we could know, someone could have crossed an Arm. Mouflon and European Mouflon, got a mutt with the coat color of Euro and horn style of Armenian, and passed it off as a Cyprian.... bang barf

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#5454175 - 12/02/14 02:09 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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I'm not a sheep guy but I remember someone here posting a photo of some kind of European Blue sheep or something like that. It's been awhile and my memory isn't what it was! Baker
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#5454196 - 12/02/14 02:17 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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I think it was a Chinese Blue Sheep? I believe Mr. Robert Staurt shot one with a client and put it on here.

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#5454308 - 12/02/14 03:12 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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If you do a Google search on the top image you'll get the following. Apparently that photo was taken in 2012 and they show it as a Mouflon/ Ovis aries urmiana. So it is one of the Mouflon subspecies.

http://www.zoochat.com/1554/mouflon-ovis-aries-urmiana-279927/

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#5454324 - 12/02/14 03:23 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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If you are interested, go look at this website (you will see the 3rd pic listed in the original post as a Konya Mouflon). As I scanned the pics there are 3 Mouflon species that look about identical to me .... Konya Mouflon, Laristan Mouflon, Esfahan Mouflon. All impressive l;ooking sheep. Makes you wonder if they are really a different subspecies or if they are the same animal and just come from different areas (Like how they differentiate Grizzly Bears from Brown Bears).


http://www.monarchtaxidermyinc.com/janda/products_new.php?ID=23

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#5454419 - 12/02/14 04:12 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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^^^^

Very hard to get permits... some available via darting. Numbers declined due to domestic sheep.

Agreed a lot of mouflon overlap.

I'll settle for a place to hunt one that looks like OP.

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#5454513 - 12/02/14 05:05 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
^^^^

Very hard to get permits... some available via darting. Numbers declined due to domestic sheep.

Agreed a lot of mouflon overlap.

I'll settle for a place to hunt one that looks like OP.


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#5454886 - 12/02/14 07:34 PM Re: Any Sheep like this in Texas [Re: SheepHunter]
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^^^ Thank you

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