Judging Red Hartebeest

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  1. Dox

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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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    Here is a Red Hartebeest taken in Namibia.

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    Good looking reds.
     
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    this my hartebeest,
    the ph measured him at 23 and a half inches both sides .
    his bell wasn't overly large and the bases had a slight gap between them but he made up for it with his tops .
    he was also blind in that left hand eye ,from fighting we guess.....
    I didn't relalise at the time but he is a cracker .......
     
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    I the Red Hartebeest to be one of the tougher ones to judge. So when at HartzView in 2013, my PH Ockert said to take this one I did. I know his bases are heavy, he was gray around his eyes, the teeth just about completely worn down and that left ear had seen better days.

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