[Jacob-list] fused 4 horns
patchworkfibers at alltel.net
Tue Feb 22 18:43:32 EST 2005
Is this something that would show up on an x-ray? Still would be pricey, but it would be interesting to check out some of the more spectacular "two" horned animals.
I love 4 horned Jacobs.
Registered Jacob Sheep, Angora Rabbits, Handspun Yarn
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:27:30 -0000, gordon johnston wrote:
> At a talk Marshall Watson gave here at New Lanark in Scotland last
> Sunday, he described a 2 horned Shetland ram bred by Peter Hardman.
> This ram had thrown 4 horned progeny as you describe. After
> slaughter, the horns and skull were examined closely and the core
> was found to have a slightly divided appearance at the base. This
> suggested that the animal had the 'splitting gene' but with only
> the slightest expression, not affecting the outside of the horns at
> all. Apparently, the splitting gene can be expressed from this
> smallest degree , through what we all recognise as normal 4
> hornedness, on to include split eyelids and finally to complete
> splitting of the skull from the horns down through the upper jaw.
> So one of either your sire or dam could be carrying 4 hornedness
> without you being able to detect it without performing a post
> mortem examination.
> Why don't you like 4 horned Jacobs ?
> Juliet in Scotland.
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