A distinguishing feature of the Blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes. The Afrikaans term for ‘blaze’ is ‘bles’, so the name literally measn blaze buck. Body colour is brown with a lighter coloured saddle on the back, and the rump an even lighter shade. The legs are brown with a white patch behind the top part of the front legs. The lower legs are whitish. Both sexes carry horns, ringed almost to the tip. Female horns are slightly more slender. Blesbok horns have beautiful unique colour patterns.