A medium sized gazelle. The Copper Springbuck is not a subspecies, but a colour phase of the South African Springbuck. Copper Springbuck were developed by selective breeding; the colour of the skin is that of a dark copper colour with a darkened stripe running down the flanks with a very dark face. The skin fold on the back is usually closed but when the animal becomes excited, it thrusts it open fanning a length of stiff dark hair. Both sexes have horns. And they are both grazers and browses. The Copper Springbuck forms part of the four Springbuck colour variations. The Copper Springbuck usually ranks # 3, behind the Common Springbuck, in body and horns of the four variations. It is a very sought after trophy for the serious collectors. The trophy quality lies within the width of the basses, the overall length and the hooks/curls on the tips. A great trophy to hunt while on safari and a must for any collector interested in collecting all four Springbuck colour variations.