Aluminum Tube RedCote™ Crook
Use this neck crook for grabbing animals as they are passing by or singling one out of a group.
Red outer finish means it's less likely to be "misplaced" in grass, straw, closets, etc. Also prevents uncoated aluminum from leaving black oxidate on your hands and clothes.
Which crook is right for you?Each crook has their benefits. No shepherd is complete without a crook in hand, they save time and command the flock. Visit this link to compare all crook options.
- Catching lambs and kids who are quick
- Closing gates
- Lift newborns out of pens
- Sorting rams from ewes
- Guiding livestock through handling yards
- As an easily seen pointing device
We also carry handcrafted crooks and walking sticks which make the perfect gift for any cane enthusiast.
- Neck opening: 4"
- Red plastic outer finish with black rubber handles and tips
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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TM G from Wisconsin
If you are looking for a pretty crook this one won't be it after the first use. If you want a durable crook that works well for years this is definitely the crook for you. The paint comes off almost immediately followed by the rubber handle end. We tape the handle ends back on with electrical tape and they are good to go. The lack of paint I don't worry about. They are aluminum so they won't rust. As others have said they do bend easily and often, but I find that to be a plus. Instead of jarring your hand and the goat like a solid crook does when it hits something these just bend. It's so much easier on you and then you just bend it right back and it's good as new. Overall we really like them. They are an excellent working crook. They just don't stay pretty very long.
Oziel R from Texas
Pam K from Oklahoma
I am in love with my new RedCote Crook! I always in the past have just had to corner the ewes in a small area or use a border collie to hold them and grab a back leg by hand. It took a little bit of figuring out on how to use it but once I realized how to hold up the crook and keep it twisted I've now caught several ewes for one reason or another with ease! the only problem I had was the rubber stoppers came off and so my husband took gorilla glue and glued them on! This is already well worth the purchase wish I had made the purchase years ago!
Abram F from Pennsylvania
Every shepherd or goat person should have one. Much better than the leg snare.
Art T from California
I'm a competitive herder and was looking forward to using this crook, but the Redcote chipped easily and flaked off off during my first herding session. I am disappointed in the quality of the coating! The crook opening should be larger to accommodate larger sheep. The length is good and the idea is good, but the redcote disappointed me.