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    Looking for horns

    Hi there.
    I'm working on a wild project where I want to incorporate some horns, is there anyway of getting some cos or bull horns? Longhorn breed ones would be great, but I could get away with normal ones. I'm also searching here but no luck so far. Slaughter houses here are forbidden to non professional people.

    Any help will be appreciated.
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    Toni

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    The Texans among us might be able to help. Shipping could be a bear though. Those things are huge!
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    Wow USA never ceases to amaze me that you can order something like this online. And then on top of it all the other gear that store carries. And i thought the prices were not bad for niche products.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    The Texans among us might be able to help. Shipping could be a bear though. Those things are huge!
    Not all the cattle horns in Texas are the kind that people put on the hoods of old Cadillacs. There are lots of normal size cattle here as well as the traditional longhorns.

    Since horns are an animal product, there may be an issue with exporting to Spain.
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    Thanks for the compliment to America. We are an enterprising people. I haven't answered Tony because my experiences shipping overseas caution me that something like cattle horns might get caught up in a burecratic quarantine. I can only suggest he might do like I would. Go to ranches and ask the ranchers if they have any, or if he could come on a day when they are dehorning.
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    Keep the horns, toss the skull?

    http://www.amazon.com/Long-Skull-Han.../dp/B00ADRPAVO

    International shipping?

    http://www.skulls-horns.com/
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    Make sure you order cleaned horns, they will stink up the place if you have to boil them to get the meat out. Lol, I use to make powderhorns and sell them when I did F&I reenactments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Keep the horns, toss the skull?

    http://www.amazon.com/Long-Skull-Han.../dp/B00ADRPAVO

    International shipping?

    http://www.skulls-horns.com/
    The longhorns for sale on Amazon are made of resin, and (snicker snicker) are 27.5 inches wide. The average width of real "Texas Longhorn" horns is 7 feet, and the record is 9'1" (see below). The horns are such collector items that they certainly don't sell for a mere $55 (the Amazon price). As a naturalized Texan, I have to defend my state!

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    I have a question for you Texans, does the beef off of a loghorn steer have a distinct flavor?

    Kind of thing i am referring to is similar to what i know happens to lamb raised in South Africa in the Karoo. In this case its by virtue of the food that they eating. I dont think that lamb is for everyone but boy i sure do yearn for some Karoo Lamb chops. Yummy.


    Now the best ever steak i have ever ever had was a USDA prime rib in Boston but that could have been any beef species and i never thought to ask at the time i was too busy tucking in.

    Charlie that long horn is amazing. That one is going on my bucket list, as a person with an affinity to western things like this I just got to see one of those long horns in real life on a steer.
    cheers

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