Hispanic Ibex

(Capra Pyrenaica)

The Trophy


Horns are present in both sexes. The horns of bucks are heavy, wavy, and a lot longer than the female goats. They usually grow vertically upwards, then outwards, further backwards and inwards in a heteronymous twist (the left horn forms a right twisted spiral and the right horn, within a weak front keel and a sharp rear keel. Older bucks show a relatively small gap between the horns at the base, of which one is rarely more than 1 cm. Horn shape and growth (length and thickness) are variable and rather an expression of phenotypic deformation due to environmental influences, than a taxonomic criterion. Examples for 4 main specifications of horn are: Airplane-shaped, Ibex-shaped, Sheep-shaped and Lyre-shaped ( g. 12-B). These can be found in each population, and also within the same flock. With Spanish ibexes, extremely large trophies usually grow in the Sheep-shaped form. The thin horns of the female goats show no slope, are rear-facing, tend to have opposite points bending inward and are almost smooth.

Trophy Points Required

Phenotype

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Hispanic Ibex (North)

205

220

230

Hispanic Ibex (South)

195

210

220

Hispanic Ibex (Central)

205

215

225

Viktoria Capricorn (North)

205

220

230

Viktoria Capricorn (South)

205

215

225


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