It is remarkable for the great size of the horns of the old rams and the wide open sweep of their curve, so that the points stand boldly out on each side, far away from the animal's head, instead of curling round nearly in the same plane, as in most of the allied species.
When the old bell-wether at the head rattles his bell, the mountains do indeed skip like rams and the little hills like lambs.
In the unicorn sheep of Nepal or Tibet the two horns of the rams are completely welded together.
The rams are in much favour in Scotland and the N.
Ewes as well as rams generally have short horns, and the wool is long and very fine.