(Silvertine's Signature Species "Afghan Urial Sheep")
WHAT IS AN AFGHAN URIAL TECHNICALLY?
They are a naturally occurring cross between a Transcaspian Urial and a Ladakh Urial. They are frequently hunted Turkmenian, Eastern Iran, Afghanistan, and Northern Balochistan Pakistan.
So what's the primary difference? There horn size and shape is more equivalent to the Transcaspian Urials, with horns that often develop in a complete arc when viewed from the side with the tips bending slightly outwards. The Saddle patch is faint or nonexistent, the neck ruff or mane is typically half to two thirds black and the top half or third is white. They have more white on their face and often have the white muzzle. General body color is light brown and tan, but this varies with each individual. The Underbelly is white, with a black line separating the white and tan and a black shoulder patch behind the front lags is almost always present. They are a very striking colorful sheep, and make beautiful life-sized mounts in any trophy room.
The status of the urial is threatened as their habitat is perfectly suitable for farming and grazing domestic livestock; however the urial population has been recovering in recent years.
Over the next few years you will see the Afghan Urials become one of Silvertine's most popular hunted sheep. We have the best genetic lines in all of Canada. We offer the best deal anywhere in North America!