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Judging Red Hartebeest

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    Hi

    I would like to know what would be a good hartebeest with regards to:
    1. Horn length
    2. Horn base

    Thanx
    Dox

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    Dox,
    RW has the minimum score at 23.
    Which means the longest horn must be 23 inches long to make it into the book.
    SCI min is 62 both horns length and the bases.

    What I found when judging these animals for trophy quality is that you had to see them in profile to judge how far back the sweep actually goes.

    When facing you the tips going outwards are also an indicator of trophy status, in concert with the long sweep length seen in profile.

    The ears are 8 inches on average.
    So three times the ears and you have one in the book.

    Heavy bases will show the maturity of the boys. It is all proportional.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanx very much Brickburn that should give me an idea

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    On a mature animal, the bases will nearly touch.

    That s quite easy to see with the animal facing you.

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