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Oryx Horn Repair/Question

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by akvz, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. akvz

    akvz New Member

    I got a scimitar horned oryx skull gifted to me today and I'm very excited about it! It was from a ranch, found dead by the owner, and as such, has some damage to the horns:

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    Searching the forum, I found an answer to how to fix the broken point on the one horn, but I couldn't find much on repairing this part:

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    And this might be the stupidest question asked here by far-- I've not had much experience with these animals, in life or death, so I don't know if this is natural wear and doesn't need to be repaired, save for the missing point on the other horn.

    There are sources of living antelopes showing some similar wear:
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    But most look like this:
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    I have no issue with keeping the horns natural, if this is natural wear, but I'm not sure. It is smooth, so it looks natural, but some parts look a little bit too concave to be natural... opinions?
     
  2. It is natural wear.
     

  3. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

    That is common natural wear on oryx. Caused from rubbing feeders/trees/etc.
     
  4. akvz

    akvz New Member

    Thanks, guys! I guess I'm just too used to seeing the perfect horns on other animals. :D