I need a bit of advice please from some of the many muntjac experts out there. I have been given a muntjac buck trophy, to put on a shield,but sadly dont know that much about muntjac trophy sizes, and as I think it is bigger than average and of a slightly unusual form, with very downturned points I was wondering if it could be approaching medal quality, and if so is it worth recommending to the owner to get it officially measured?
The ends of each antler have an upward pointing 'offer' on each side in the shape of a mini crab claw/tulip shape. both antlers are around 12.5cm long (measured around the outside of the curve from the bottom of each coronet). Any help would be graciously received.
The skull is boiled and mostly cleaned prior to bleaching.