United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
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Active Members of UHHSA are permitted to use information on their website to help in
ethical and honest promotion and education about the breeds represented. However,
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|Many breeders use the Records of Exotics Scoring System developed by Thompson
Temple in 1976 for use on "trophies" to keep track and judge how their live ram's
horns are growing. While one inch per month is average growth though the first two
years of life, sometimes weather or the seasons and nutrition can factor into the
growth rates. Bloodlines will also play a part in how fast the rams' horns grow.
The Records of Exotics Scoring System can be divided into two parts, one for two
horned sheep and one for multihorned (polycerate) sheep.
|MEASURING TWO HORNED SHEEP
|Measurements are taken as above on all horns. The only difference is the mid circumference is taken
at the actual mid point of each horn, not based on the mid point of the longest horn.
|MEASURING MULTI-HORNED SHEEP
|MEASURING SHEEP WITH HORN
BASES WHICH ARE FUSED
|If the bases of any of the horns are fused together, measure as best as you can.
Both the Multi-horned rams and the Two Horned rams can display fused horns.
This is especially seen in aged Two Horned Rams
|SCORING YOUR RAM'S HORNS
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