FALLOW DEER Buck
The beautiful Fallow Deer is a common ruminant mammal species that is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced widely elsewhere.
The species has great variations in the colour of their coats, with four main variants, “common”, “menil”, “melanistic” and “white” - a genuine colour variety, not albinistic. The white is the lightest colored, almost white; common and menil are darker, and melanistic is very dark, sometimes even black (easily confused with the Sika Deer).
Pictured is the Common color morph - Chestnut coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker, unspotted coat in the winter. Light-colored area around the tail, edged with black. Tail is light with a black stripe.
Only bucks have antlers, which are broad and shovel-shaped. They are grazing animals; their preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During the rut bucks will spread out and females move between them, at this time of year fallow deer are relatively ungrouped. The rest of the year they generally live in groups of up to 150.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallow_Deer
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