all Horn Description Traits

Sex Mean SD SE SS Trait Value Locationsort descending MC
Overall Both sexes are usually hornless, though 10 – 15% of rams do have horns. Kizil (reddish), Karaman and Kara Koyun ( black sheep), Turkey
Overall Short circular cross section in females. Horns are laterally positioned, and oriented outwardly and forwardly at the extremities. Some Somba have droopy horns. Others are polled. Konkomba , Togo
Overall There is a very high incidence of polledness (37%). Horned goats have straight (32%) or curved horns (29%). Kotu-Oromo, Ethiopia On Farm
Overall Usually present in males, triangular in cross-section, often only as scurs, otherwise typically curved backwards and then forwards; usually absent in females. Landoum, White Maure, White Arab, Senegal
Overall Horns are mainly curved (41% in males, 46% in females), and pointed backwards in 38% of males and upwards in 48% females. Some 13% of horns in both sexes have a lateral orientation. A high incidence of polledness was recorded in both sexes (19 in males an Large-White Somali, Digodi, Melebo, Boran Somali, Benadir, Gigwain, Ethiopia
Male Most horns are perpendicular to the head and bend into a loop. Lebanese Jabali, Western Sahara
Female Horns are bent backwards, having a crescent shape. Lebanese Jabali, Western Sahara
Overall Females are normally, but not always, hornless. If males have horns, they are usually short and pointed, turning backwards. Polls in males are as common as horns. Masai, Kipsigis, Luo, Nandi, Samburu, Kenya On Station
Overall Present in both sexes: heavy at base and fine at tip. Mashona, Small East African., Zimbabwe
Overall Are present in both sexes and are generally short. They bend back ward and upward or slightly out ward and are often scimitar-shaped. They are also heavy at the base and fine at the tip. Mashona, Small East African., Zimbabwe On Farm