If it was the first day of season I would look for a bigger one!!! If it was near the last day I would say the one on the left. Hunter John is right for the most part it is a sight thing. Although I have seen em big without the brooming too!!! bcat
Well, the one on the left rises higher than the others, and extends farther forward. He also appears to be watching for the boss. I think I might wait and see if I could get a look at the boss. If I could see what he was looking at, and it wasn't significantly larger, the one on the left dies where he stands.
This is a question, but it seems to me that they must get longer than these. Quite frequently you hear of curl and a quarter or curl and a half rams. I presume the name means what it implies? Anyone have an answer?
A full curl is when the horn reaches an imaginary line from the front of the base of the horn through the center of the eye. If the horn is past that imaginary line, it is more than a full curl. The two rams that are standing are full curl. The one laying down is a bit longer than full curl mainly because he has not broomed off his lamb tips. Also if you look very closely, you can see the annual rings on these sheep.
I am sure you are right about the description. There are many different opinions of what exactly constitutes a full curl. Some people say that for a ram to be a full curl, the tip of the horn has to reach the bridge of the nose. Others describe it the way I did. It is kind of like brooming. Some people think brooming occurs when rams fight, others think that brooming is done purposely to prevent the horn from blocking the ram's view. I guess it just depends on what book you read or what person you listen to. By the way, the NMDG&F does not list a description of a full curl ram because in NM the legal bag limit is any one ram, it does not have to be a full curl.