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Fallow Deer commonly have a coat that is similar in many ways to that of the North American white Tail deer as a fawn, chestnut colored and mottled spots. The Fallow deer in this gallery are “leucistic” that is they are white fallow deer, but not albino’s. This is an extremely rare genetic characteristic in Fallow Deer. Males have antlers that are “palmate” in shape (shovel like) after three years of age, their first two years their antlers are spikes.
They eat grass, herbs, leaves, nuts, berries, bark and fungus.
Many believe it starts on or about the second full moon after the Autumn equinox (usually in September). At any rate its generally in the fall months and lasts 1 to 3 months into the winter months in North America.
The most common is chestnut color with mottled white spots. Menil which has larger white spots. Melanistic which are primarily black to dark grey, and Leucistic which is white but not albino.
A fallow deer is about 3 feet tall at shoulder height, males weigh between 175 and 225 pounds as adults and females slightly less. Fallow Deer live on average 10-15 years, the longest recorded Fallow Deer lived 25 years.