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Exotic/Rare Animal Species Information
 
We carry a wide range of exotic trophy species to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. Many of the species that we pride ourselves on are described below.
 
Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer
Fallow deer occur in 4 basic color variations “common”, “menil”, “melanistic” and “white”. All have white spots on their backs (though sometimes very faint) and white rumps/tails with black tips. . Younger males have spikes or more “regular” antlers comprised of beams with 3 to 4 basic points per side and little to no palmation. Females do not grow antlers and male antlers are shed and regrown each year.
Guar
Guar
Gaur are said to look like water buffalo at the front and domestic cattle at the back. They are the heaviest and most powerful of all wild cattle, and are among the largest living land animals; only elephants, rhinos, and hippos grow larger. Males have a highly muscular body, with a distinctive dorsal ridge and a large dewlap, forming a very powerful appearance.
Hog Deer
Hog Deer
Short, squaty deer with pig-like body structure standing a mere 24 inches at the shoulder. Slender legs in relation to overall body mass with hind limbs slightly longer than forelimbs, raising the rump higher than shoulders. Faces are short and wedge-shaped. Have unusually large, rounded ears that are fringed with white hairs
Addax Antelope
Addax Antelope
Addax Antelope have loosely spiraling horns that angle upward and back in both males and females. Horns with 1.5 to 3 twists are common. Exhibit a sandy to almost white summer coat and gray winter coloration, haunches and belly remain white all year, they may have a noticeable neck ruff with winter coat. Darker face with a white ‘X’ across face with coarse, brown hair on forehead.
Mouflan Sheep
Mouflan Sheep
Mouflon have a red-brown short-haired coat with a dark back-stripe, white to light colored saddle patch, ‘socks’ and underparts. Mature males turn black on lower neck. White circles around eyes and muzzle. The males have thick, ridged horns; some females are horned while others lack horns. The horns of males are curved in almost one full revolution
Mouflan Sheep
Mouflan Sheep
Zebra
Zebra
Zebras are equids, members of the horse family. They inhabit tropical grasslands in sub-Saharan Africa. These animals are covered in beautiful black and white stripes and are odd-toed ungulates. Some zoologists believe that the stripes act as camouflage. Zebras are social herd animals, living in groups called harems.
Four Horned Sheep
Four Horned Sheep
Some have only two horns or even 6, but 4 is most common in rams. Ewes will often have zero or 2 small, irregular-shaped horns. Horn configurations can vary greatly. Horns in 2-horn, and the lower horns in 4-horns, usually grow in a classic curl. Upper horns usually grow upward, but may curl as well. The horns are black or black/white striped
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Gemsbok are light brownish-grey to tan in color, with lighter patches to the bottom rear of the rump. They have striking black and white facial markings that are unique to gemsbok and form a white “butterfly” pattern when viewed head on. Their tails are long, tassle-like and black in color.
Hawian Black Ram
Hawian Black Ram
They have a thick black coat and are usually black all over, although some sport a white muzzle. Like the other species of sheep of this type, the horns grow up, back, down, forward, up again, and then tip out. The horns of young males are jet black, but can turn brown to light tan as they age
Scimitar Horned Oryx
Scimitar Horned Oryx
Scimitar-horned oryx are a white colored oryx with a light orange to reddish neck and chest. Face and leg markings are often beige. May have a faint flank stripe. Medium-sized antelope that is often noted for its long, thin, ringed horns that sweep back over their backs. Both sexes display horns.
ZeZonk
ZeZonk
Here's an animal you may not have seen before. It's called a zedonk and is a cross-breed between a zebra and a donkey. Zedonks, conversely, can be ridden and are more donkey like in temperament, but still have much of a zebra's looks, especially those beautiful stripes.
Texas Dall Sheep
Texas Dall Sheep
Commonly bright white in color. Usually 3 to 8 inch mane on lower neck of males (thicker and longer in winter). Horns in males only that circle and turn outward at tips and are generally tan to light brown in color. The males’ horns can weigh up to 30 lbs and can actually outweigh the rest of the bones in their bodies, combined.
BlackBuck
BlackBuck
Blackbuck antelope are one of the smallest antelope species of the exotic breeds. Mature males differ in appearance greatly from that of females. As males age, their coloration graduates from a light tan at birth to dark brown, almost black, at 5 to 6 years of age and older. These older males exhibit a striking contrast in color with their bright white bellies, muzzle, and “eyebrows”. Females and young have similar white markings to males with main coat color being tan. Male horns “corkscrew” upward in a V-shape with 1-4 tight spirals (depending on age and genetic potential). Female horns are often thinner, smoother, and may grow in non-typical patterns. Males typically weigh from 70 – 100 lbs. while females weigh slightly less.
Blackbuck
Blackbuck
Blackbucks are considered one of the fastest animals in the world. Their keen eye sight and blazing speeds are its main protection against predators. When alarmed, the herd disperses in high leaps and bounds, and then breaks off into a quick gallop.
Axis
Axis
Axis Deer are one of the most pristine of all the exotic deer, with a beautiful six by six horn configuration towering up to 40 inches tall. This is a must for any hunter’s trophy room. Axis Deer are originally from Europe and were imported in the 1800′s. Their unique spotted coat makes them one of the most beautiful of all the deer species.
Axis
Axis
Bucks shed their horns on their birthday with rut taking place from July until September. Axis can weigh in excess of 250 lbs and stand more than 50 in tall. Axis deer are elusive and can be a great challenge to the experienced hunter.
Stumpberg Sheep
Stumpberg Sheep
Zebu
Zebu
Zebu-The zebu is a species of cattle that is native to the jungles of South Asia and the Zebu is the only cattle species that can easily adapt to life in the hot tropics. The zebu is also known as the humped cattle as the zebu has a very distinctive hump on its upper back, located behind the head and neck of the zebu. There are thought to be around 75 different species of zebu, with roughly half the zebu species found in Africa and the other half of the zebu species found in South Asia. The zebu is one of the smallest species of cattle in the world with adult zebus reaching a height of just over a meter. The zebu is also about half the weight of a typical cow as the zebu is considered to have less meat. The small size of the zebu is thought to be the reason why the zebu is able to thrive in tropical climates, where other species of cattle do not fair so well.
Miniature Texas Longhorn
Miniature Texas Longhorn
Eland
Eland
Elands are capable of jumping up to 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in) from a standing start when startled (up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) for young elands). The common eland's life expectancy is generally between 15 and 20 years; in captivity some live up to 25 years. Eland herds are accompanied by a loud clicking sound that has been subject to considerable speculation. It is believed that the weight of the animal causes the two halves of its hooves to splay apart, and the clicking is the result of the hoof snapping together when the animal raises its leg.
Alpaca
Alpaca
Alpacas are too small to be used as pack animals. Instead, they are bred exclusively for their fiber and meat. Alpaca meat was once considered a delicacy by Andean inhabitants. Alpacas and llamas can successfully cross-breed. The resulting offspring are called huarizo, which are valued for their unique fleece and gentle dispositions.
Watusi
Watusi
Long, uprising horns have been the trademark of Watusi cattle. Horns can measure up to five feet in length and six feet, tip to tip. These horns can be 16-18 inches in circumference. Tribesmen regard the Watusi cattle as sacred. It is believed that a Watusi cow has large horns to protect herself and her calf. There are several wild animals like hyenas in Africa that could kill a cow in no time if she didn’t have large horns to protect herself. Watusi calves are born alert and take only a short while to learn how to run beside their mother. They generally run in front of their mothers, with the reach of her horns. Watusi cattle stick together, and are always near each other. If they feel threatened, they can form a circle and use their horns to protect each other. These animals are a social breed. Watusi cattle have long, ropey tails that they use to swat flies and insects with. These animals can live on very little water and food, and are very hardy. Their digestive systems use all the moisture in the body and this is the reason behind dry manure.
Scottish Highlander
Scottish Highlander
The breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. The breed was developed from two sets of stock, one originally black, and the other reddish. Highlands are known as a hardy breed due to the rugged nature of their native Scottish Highlands, with high rainfall and very strong winds. Their hair gives protection during the cold winters and their skill in looking for food allows them to survive in steep mountain areas. They both graze and browse and eat plants which many other cattle avoid.
Nubian Ibex
Nubian Ibex
The Nubian ibex is relatively small compared to other ibexes. Its coat is a light sandy brown in color with the hindquarters lighter. The underparts are almost white, and the upper side of the tail is darker. Bucks have a dark stripe on their front legs and one down their back, as well as a dark beard. During the October rut, the neck, chest, shoulders, upper legs, and sides of bucks become dark brown to almost black in color. The semicircular horns curve upward, backwards, and finally down. While they are found in both sexes, but are much larger in males than females.