i live in Willits, Ca. where there is what we call
Many years ago the owner became friends with Mr. Hearst who gave him a
gift of some white deer. we had thought they had originated in Asia
somewhere but some say Europe. They have webbed antlers similiar to some
elk and they have a larger snout than a brown deer. There fawns are
incredibly beautiful as they are born brown with white spots. They seem to
stay in large groups and are quite timid. My question is, "Do you know if
these deer shed their antlers like the others?" We know they are not albino
deer. Their eyes seem to be brown and their hair is a little longer than
the brown deer. Thank you.
These sound like "Fallow deer." These can be either of two species of
Eurasian deer. We have a herd of them here at Argonne National Laboratory.
Yes, the males shed their antlers just like other deer.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
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