Ever wonder how your Ram would rate in the Horn Classifications? Here is how you can find out what class he would be in. |

BRONZE CLASS Painted Desert RamsTotal Measurement from 80" to 85 7/8" |

SILVER CLASS Painted Desert RamsTotal Measurement from 86" to 93 7/8" |

GOLD CLASS Painted Desert RamsTotal Measurement from 94" and over |

Cheyenne Payday - Gold Class Ram - Measuring: 100 1/8 |

JJ's Desert Dakota - Gold Class RamMeasuring: 105 1/4 |

Cheyenne Farm |

JJ's Desert Aces WildSilver Class Ram Measuring 88 1/4" |

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR RAM'S HORNS |

Painted Desert SheepHorn Classification and Measuring |

Bentley's Ecliptic GraniteBronze Class measuring 85 1/4 (just shy of Silver Class) |

Blackwood's Tuff ChampagneMeasuring 90.5 |

Moondust BlackstoneMeasuring: 94 |

Cheyenne Tybalt WarriorMeasuring: 101 1/8 |

Rafter SB DracoBronze Class measuring 82 |

Alvizo Ranch Lucky CharmBronze Class |

Blackwood CruiserBronze Class 82 1/3 |

Rafter SB SequelSilver Class 89 1/4 |

Rafter SB White LightningBronze Class 82 |

Cheyenne Star CatcherMeasuring: 97 3/4" |

Moondust Second ChanceMeasuring: 80 1/2" |

the length of a horn from the horn base at the skull to the end tip

of the horn. Be sure the measuring tape is held on the center

(ridge) of the horn during the measurement. Make sure you have

no slack at all in your measuring tape at any time. In rams with

large curled horns it may be easier to take some type of cable

the first thing you need to do is find a way to secure your ram so

you can get an accurate measurement. Either place him in some

type of head gate or have some handlers to help you hold him

still. If a ram moves around a lot it is hard to get an accurate and

true measurement.

Scoring and Measuring Two Horned Sheep |

Circumference:

measurement is taken on the horn at the horn

base at the hairline and is the measurement of the

base of the horn. Be sure to push hair back and

don't include this when taking this measurement.

to your notes. To get this measurement you need to work on the horn that is the

they did not measure in length to be exactly the same length. Very few rams will have

exact length measurements of each horn. Take the length measurement of the longest horn

and divide that number in half. Example if your ram had a measurement of 28 2/8 inches

in length of the longest horn 1/2 of that measurement will be 14 1/4 inches. You will use

this 1/2 way measurement to get the Midway Circumference. Measure from the base of

the horn to your midway circumference figure and mark area on each horn. Then take

your measuring tape and measure the circumference around each horn at this point. Again

take care that no slack is in tape. Tape can not be moved one way or another and must

be measured exactly at this point. Make notes of measurements of each horn's mid way

circumference.

Base Circumference and two totals of Midway Circumference and add them all together

and you have your rams Score. Class Scoring and Names of each Class are listed below

with pictures of Painted Desert Rams that have scored these totals to meet these classes.

Accurate measurements are essential, take your time when measuring to get correct

measurements.

Four horn Scoring and Measurements |

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that will not stretch at all to get the measurement, mark the end points then measure the

item you used to get that measurement. Or a sticky tape also can provide an accurate

measurement and you can stick it on the horn exactly were it needs to be all the way

down, then mark each end of the tape, remove it, and get measurements that way. Do

not use any type of tape that will stretch such as electrical tape, use a ridge type of tape

with no give to it so you can have accurate measurements. Once you have a

measurement of the horn length make a note of this and then measure the other horn

length and note that. Record measurements in 1/8 inch increments.

item you used to get that measurement. Or a sticky tape also can provide an accurate

measurement and you can stick it on the horn exactly were it needs to be all the way

down, then mark each end of the tape, remove it, and get measurements that way. Do

not use any type of tape that will stretch such as electrical tape, use a ridge type of tape

with no give to it so you can have accurate measurements. Once you have a

measurement of the horn length make a note of this and then measure the other horn

length and note that. Record measurements in 1/8 inch increments.

Place measuring tape at the hairline at the base of the horn and measure all away around

the base at the hairline. Make notes of measurements of each Horn Base Circumference

taken in 1/8 inch increments.

the base at the hairline. Make notes of measurements of each Horn Base Circumference

taken in 1/8 inch increments.

Step Two:The length of each horn is Measuring length measured by placing the end of the tape were the horn meets the skull on the |

do is find a way to secure your ram so you can get an accurate measurement. Either place

him in some type of head gate or have some handlers to help you hold him still. If a ram

moves around a lot it is hard to get an accurate and true measurement.

Three measurements are taken on each of the four horns of the Four Horn Sheep. If one or more horns are missing, measure only the remaining horns. |

top side of the horn. The tape should be wrapped snug on the horn from the base to the

tip with no slack. Record the lengths of each horn for both right and left horns, top and

bottom horns.

tip with no slack. Record the lengths of each horn for both right and left horns, top and

bottom horns.

Step Three: Measuring The circumference at base Circumference measurement is taken around the horn on the hairline with the tape pulled snugly against |

the horn. If two horns are grown together at the base, care should be taken to get as

accurate a measurement as possible as if each horn were separate. Each measurement is

recorded for both right and left, and top and bottom horns.

accurate a measurement as possible as if each horn were separate. Each measurement is

recorded for both right and left, and top and bottom horns.

Step Four: Measuring The Mid-way Middle Circumference circumference at 1/2 length measurements are taken at 1/2 of the length |

of EACH horn (not the longest horn as with other sheep). For example, if the right horn is

12 2/8 inches long and the left is 14 0/8 inches long, then the right mid-horn circumference

measurement is taken at 6 1/8 inches from the base and the left mid-horn circumference

measurements taken at 7 0/8 inches from the base. Care should be exercised to insure

that the tape forms a perfect circle around the horn and is snugly against it with no slack. It

is not permissible to move the tape either way to take advantage of a larger measurement

resulting from a ridge of the horn. Each measurement is entered on your records for both

right and left horns on top and bottom.** **

12 2/8 inches long and the left is 14 0/8 inches long, then the right mid-horn circumference

measurement is taken at 6 1/8 inches from the base and the left mid-horn circumference

measurements taken at 7 0/8 inches from the base. Care should be exercised to insure

that the tape forms a perfect circle around the horn and is snugly against it with no slack. It

is not permissible to move the tape either way to take advantage of a larger measurement

resulting from a ridge of the horn. Each measurement is entered on your records for both

right and left horns on top and bottom.

Base Circumference and 4 totals of Midway Circumference and add them all together

and you have your rams Score. Accurate measurements are essential, take your time

when measuring to get correct measurements.

Each measurement is taken to the closest 1/8 inch using a 1/4 inch tape measure. In some

cases, a small cable (such as a motorcycle clutch or brake cable) works well on curved or

twisted measurements and the tape is used to measure from the cable. All measurements should

be entered using the format of a whole number and a fraction expressed in eighths of an inch.

Fractions of an inch are NOT reduced to quarters or halves and whole number measurements

and should always be written followed with the "0/8" (for example: 16 1/8, 17 2/8, 23 0/8).

cases, a small cable (such as a motorcycle clutch or brake cable) works well on curved or

twisted measurements and the tape is used to measure from the cable. All measurements should

be entered using the format of a whole number and a fraction expressed in eighths of an inch.

Fractions of an inch are NOT reduced to quarters or halves and whole number measurements

and should always be written followed with the "0/8" (for example: 16 1/8, 17 2/8, 23 0/8).