THE LEGEND

52 4/8+" Rapella

97% Pure Matetsi

We are privileged to have had the legendary Rapella as our flagship breeding bull. He has given us his best years and we are sad to say that he passed away on 7 February 2019.

At one time Rapella was the biggest pure Matetsi bull in South Africa and his descendants form the basis of our Matetsi herd. When he came to us, he only had one horn. Just a short time after that he also broke the other horn. The stump measured 10 2/8" and the broken-off piece of the horn was 40 7/8" thus 51 1/8" in total. In 2016 we measured the stump a second time, this time measuring 11 5/8 ", which gives a total length of 52 4/8". At the end of 2018 we measured Rapella's stump for the last time, he was still growing and measuring 12 3/8", which gives a total length of 53 4/8".

Some Rapella Progeny:

Rapella Jr. 58 6/8"

Damascus 58 6/8"

Nitro 56 3/8"

Tungsten 55"+

Alloy 56"

Graphite 54"

Champ 53 2/8"

Esperanza 35 6/9"

Majesty 37"

Optima Giant 41 3/8"

Optima Prime 40+"

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Introducing Rapella Progeny
UPCOMING GIANTS

53 2/8" Champ

Son of 52 4/8+" Rapella

 

48 months - 47 5/8" (Tip to Tip 34")

41 months - 46 4/8" (Tip to Tip 25 4/8")
36 months - 39 3/" (Tip to Tip 19 6/8")
32 months - 33 4/8" (Tip to Tip 15 2/8")
28 months - 30 2/8" (Tip to Tip 12 1/8")
15 months - 18 6/8" (Tip to Tip 7 6/8")

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56" Alloy

Son of 52 4/8+" Rapella

 

59 months - 51 2/8"

56 months - 50 1/8"

52 months - 48 3/8"

41months - 40 4/8"

Watch this space for the upcoming giant
Shalom

 

We are ecstatic to see the progress of our promising rising super sable Shalom. Combining the record-breaking genetics of Giant Lady and Rapella has been an alluring dream to the industry. The results are spectacular.

 

Shalom is the son of world record 58 6/8” Rapella Jr and 38+” Giant Cola. His current growth indicates that he might even surpass his father in length.

 

We expect great things from this youngster. We believe he will be a Super Sable like none other…

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Son of 52 4/8+" Rapella

 

64 months - 51 7/8"

55 months - 49 2/8"
44 months - 43 5/8"
35 months - 37 5/8"
23 months - 26 2/8"

12 months - 14 6/8"

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Rapella

Lineage Attributes

Continuous horn growth despite the age of the animal.

Male and female animals with exceptionally long horn tips.
Female animals with soft, fine ridges.
Animals with a very good Tip-to-Tip measurement.

The Tip-to-Tip measurement starts to increase drastically from two to two-and-a-half years of age.
High fertility.

The prepotency of the animals, both male and female, are very strongly transmitted.

 

TYPICAL GROWTH OF THE 

RAPELLA LINE

2015

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2016

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2017

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We believe the Rapella legacy will live on and we are excited to build on the remarkable foundation he has left us.