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Saw the picture in Sports Afield and had to look up your sight. This could be a subspecies more than a color variant, do to the area of habitat, just as the stripping of the plains zebras,from quaggas to grants. They have better camo for Namibia.
My pa het al baie ROLAND WARD bokke geskiet en ek is baie trots op hom.Ek dink as hy n goue gemsbok skiet sal dit beslis die mooiste bok in sy versameling wees.Ek hou baie van jag.Ek hoop baie mense lees my boodskap
Ek het nog altyd gese die Gemsbok is die mooiste dier in ons land, so trots, maar die is beslis die mooiste Gemsbok wat ek nog gesien het. Ek sou so trots wees om deel van so iets te wees. Het dit in die Wild & Jag gelees en sederdien kan ek nie ophou om daaroor te lees nie, sal hulle graag in lewende lywe wil sien. Dit is regtig baie besonders!!!
Although the "Burchell's Golden Oryx" is a beautiful animal, I am 99% sure that is is only a genetic mutation (probably only a recessive gene) as these animals were found in the same herds of normal gemsbok. Other examples of genetic mutations/recessive genes are the "Golden Gnu", black, white and copper springbok and "King Cheetah.
All of these animals animals occur in nature although the 'mutant genes' are rare, but fortunately farmers like Fred Burchell has managed to capture some animals and build up entire herds by consentrating these 'mutant genes'.
Marcel van der Merwe
We are waiting for the DNA results from Onderstepoort at the moment.they will be published as soon as we receive them.In the meantime read article in May Man Magnum on hunt I did for a Golden Oryx.Feel free to ask any questions that you might have and we will do our utmost to reply.There is also a DVD available on request "Project Golden Oryx" with fantastic live footage.Gert van Niekerk
I read the article in Magnum and it was very interestd and this species is also close to my heart . I just love the Oryx but this golden one is just in a class of its own and very beautiful. Did not know of the species existance and will follow the activities and progress as well as I could Brilliant to see what you have done Carry on
Beautiful creature, I read about it in the latest Magnum and had to see your Web site, Please let me know about the DNA results. Have you heard about the Red Wildebeest ?
Ek lees in die nuutste Magnum oor die pragtige diere. Is die DNA toets uitslae al beskikbaar ?