All summer and fall dall rams have shunned the groups of ewes and lambs. The rams prefer the high country where they hang out in small bachelor bands. With the approach of winter their association begins to fray as they begin to sort out a pecking order. The rams stand in tight groups, displaying their massive curls trying to intimidate. They kick, growl, shove, and finally engage in dramatic displays of head butting. For the most part dominance has been been sorted out when they join the herds of ewes and lambs already on the winter range.Dall rams
Large ram visits each ewe in the herd to check on their breeding status. Ewes tend to come into heat one at a time.
A photographic composite show a couple of rams head butting. Thick skulls and gristle shock absorbers usually prevents serious injury.