Stone Sheep

Stone sheep

Stone sheep are named after the American hunter-explorer Andrew J. Stone. They are a subspecies of Dall sheep, and are sometimes referred to as “thinhorns” because their horns are smaller than the bighorn sheep found farther south.

Male Stone sheep have large, strongly curved horns , while the females have smaller, straighter horns. Their horns continue to grow throughout their lives – they don’t fall off like the horns of members of the deer family.

The size of a ram’s horns determines his status in a herd. Males use their horns for battering each other during mating season.

Stone sheep eat grass, wildflowers, and leaves of shrubs. They seek out salt deposits to lick wherever they can find them.

 

Stone sheep

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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