Cape Buffalo Boss Help

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  1. MMAL

    MMAL GOLD SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    Can someone enlighten me on the Cape Buffalo Boss. Specifically I look at pictures of buffalo and I see a hard boss buffalo that at least to me looks hard all the way across. Then I look at the caped out buffalo and I see a good spread between the bosses. See pictures below. Is the space in between part of the hide? If not what is it.

    Thank you in advance for your wise wisdom.

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    PS. I took this photos off of a commercial website. That may be bad and if so I will replace.
     

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  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Don't think Buzz (CMS) will mind.

    I my experience, the vast majority of bosses never grow together. It's a genetic thing.

    Look closely at your top picture and you can see the horn edge. It is very polished. The bark, dirt and mud make the living tissue between the horns appear the same color. I can see why you might think it's horn.

    Both Hard Boss, still has tissue between the horns. The bottom bull is muddy but, if you look closely, you will see it is not hard horn touching.

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  3. MMAL

    MMAL GOLD SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    Thanks Brickburn. I appreciate the response and info.
     

  4. The Artistry of Wildlife

    The Artistry of Wildlife SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    What Brick stated x2. It can always be rebuilt to your preference, The "boiling" WILL actually separate them more, even ones more SOLID that your pic, will open up some.
     

  5. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Another example what appears and feels hard is not.
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