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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Aurochs model WIP pt.II

As some of you might remember, I am working on two aurochs models, bull and cow, at the moment. Here's another WIP photo: 


The bull model measures 19 cm at the "withers". It's based on the Braunschweig specimen and I am pretty happy with how it worked out. However, I am not sure if it might be actually too athletic. If any of you notices inaccuracies or imprecisions, I'd be grateful if you point it out to me, because after it is burnt I can hardly change it. I might do the dewlap a little longer between the forequarters. 
After the first burning, I am going to add the tail tuft and - of course - the horns and the horns will be sticked into their place as well. The wire forming the base of the horns doesn't represent the final shape, by the way. 


7 comments:

  1. Hello, This is a photography of a beauty sayaguesa bull.

    http://www.mundo-geo.es/thumbs/full/80/29/02/toro-sayagues-en-peligro-de-extincion-22980.jpg

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    1. Looks more like an artwork to me, but a really gorgeous one. The animal is beautiful as well, a pity that the horns do not curve inwards.

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  2. In Spain there are still places where the aurochs is not extinct.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1382016_711720868849425_2012866626_n.jpg

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    1. Not bad, which breed is it? Is it a crossbred animal?

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  3. I do not know the breed, but the picture is made in
    mountains of Asturias.

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    1. Could be a slender Asturiana de los Valles then.

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  4. I think it's not a bull of "asturiana de los valles" breed because bulls of that breed are very heavy and it muscles is very wide. I think that bull is surely of "asturiana de montaña" breed, but I'm not entirely sure. I think some of Iberian cattle breeds are crossed very little and are very primitive because in many rural areas of Spain lived up to the sixties as in the Middle Ages. Until recently in Spain there was almost no economic contact and product exchanges with other countries. Livestock has not moved much from their areas of origin in Spain until a few decades ago and no cows started coming to Spain from other races . Sorry for my bad English.

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