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Question on the coat colour.

If this is a mature animal why so light in colour?

Good question, thought you would bring up the inches... ? :)
Coat color in this case had absolutely nothing to do with age it was a light colored bull, which could have even had a bit of melanism going, that's all, please refer to tips that are worn and secondary growth in this case for aging (as an FYI on the hoof I only use horn to judge age.... With the exception on Eland.)

This is were coloration should never be used as an age determinator(?) Also note the substantially broader black muzzle and face present in this specific bull and much more prominent than any of the other bulls on this thread... Any guesses?
 

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You guys do know that your killing me? Next to a Marco Polo Sable is at the top of my want list. All these great pics are making me have second thoughts of doing the Marco Polo first. Tough choices. Bruce
 

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BRUCE!!! I don't know man Marco Polo's also quite special, one of those physically demanding super hunts if I'm correct, I guess if you're going for Marco Polo, you're pretty much guaranteed to come around to Sable some time.. :)

It's just time and as my favorite author pointed out in various books.... It's all relative... :)

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Good question, thought you would bring up the inches... ? :)
Coat color in this case had absolutely nothing to do with age it was a light colored bull, which could have even had a bit of melanism going, that's all, please refer to tips that are worn and secondary growth in this case for aging (as an FYI on the hoof I only use horn to judge age.... With the exception on Eland.)

This is were coloration should never be used as an age determinator(?) Also note the substantially broader black muzzle and face present in this specific bull and much more prominent than any of the other bulls on this thread... Any guesses?

Good to know about colour not being a perfect correlation to age in Sable.
Always have to be weird specimens.

The "secondary growth" is simple enough to pick out if you really look for it.
It shows up really well on the 46 inch bull. Very distinct ring.

Older animals always seem to be just that little bit heavier, muzzle, forehead, neck, shoulders...
 

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Good to know about colour not being a perfect correlation to age in Sable.
Always have to be weird specimens.

The "secondary growth" is simple enough to pick out if you really look for it.
It shows up really well on the 46 inch bull. Very distinct ring.

Older animals always seem to be just that little bit heavier, muzzle, forehead, neck, shoulders...

Very true, as you say on volume on older animals...What? no comment on my trophy judgement..? :) crap! ;)
Just kidding my internet dad... ;) or is it gramps? ;)

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We also got a Sable last week.
This one with Professional hunter Flippie.
He went 40,5"
 

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Show mw every last picture you can. I need something to dream about.

I agree Wayne.


A Dream can be relived, again and again in Africa."
 

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Well here we go...

A decent 41" hunted in Zimbabwe.. (Matetsi)

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A pretty good 40,5" hunted on Kwalata

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Ryno and Adel with a 42" unfortunately this bull busted a tip when it came crashing down the mountain...

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Tasos Pantelidis and his wife Gayle on their honey moon hunt in Zimbabwe, another bull just shy of 43" far tip on this bull was worn down allot and measured 39,5"...

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Attachment, Reinhard and Ceasar with a well deserved bull.

Enjoy and as always only my best...
 

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Very true, as you say on volume on older animals...What? no comment on my trophy judgement..? :) crap! ;)
Just kidding my internet dad... ;) or is it gramps? ;)

My best always

I just deduct 6 inches off everything you say to get the real number. Being you always say 6 inches is a foot.
 

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I just deduct 6 inches off everything you say to get the real number. Being you always say 6 inches is a foot.

Wahaha a midgets foot perhaps.. :) ;) I also see it as 12" and pretty proud of it... .. ;)

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Tim the second bull is a beast IMO, could be up there , what I especially appreciate in him is the secondary growth a good 'ol boy ....

A proper old 42 5/8" exceptional secondary growth

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A classic 42"

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My own Roosevelt harvested late last season, also not the biggest but a good mature sable, having probably survived several Lion encounters this was truly a special day, to harvest such a special animal.
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PS.the camera man, my beloved brother Reinhard definitely received a piece of my mind... :)

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why did you kak on him? you really dont even notice the camera bag, honest...........:laughing:
 

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Impressive bulls Spike.... :) truly beautiful...

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View attachment 26392 not too good a photo, but my 45inch sable taken in mulobezi gma zambia in 1990
Didn't want to put you on the spot, but, waiting for yours. Very impressive spike, impressed. When the time comes I will be honored to hunt one with you. Along with Elands, I want a f#@&!&g Eland too.
 

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Didn't want to put you on the spot, but, waiting for yours. Very impressive spike, impressed. When the time comes I will be honored to hunt one with you. Along with Elands, I want a f#@&!&g Eland too.

look forward to it scott. but please do it before we get too old to :beer:;)
 

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look forward to it scott. but please do it before we get too old to :beer:;)
Sh--- spike his too late .... :):):):):):)

Juuuuust kidding!
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Sh--- spike his too late .... :):):):):):)

Juuuuust kidding!
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i dont know.... youth of today no respect!!!!!:tongue: and you can have another of these:monkey::biggrin2:
 

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look forward to it scott. but please do it before we get too old to :beer:;)

Never too old brother... I'll make it a priority. That being said, I never really looked at a Sable as a "must have" But thanks to the OP (not mentioning names) I am leaning toward it as a must have.

Jaco,,,, Never too late my friend. One thing for sure, you may have youth, we have durability... :p Our pains go away about the time yours starts...:hmmmer::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::draught::draught::draught:
 

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