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Old July 13, 2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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Old July 13, 2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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I have seen a few with odd markings, but not to that extent.Are they in the wild?
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Old July 13, 2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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Nice!!

Fisherman 66--Those are really pretty! What is their parentage? Give us more details, PLEASE!!
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Old July 13, 2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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Don't have much info. I googled it and found a little...

Piebald deer are colored white and brown similar to a pinto pony. Sometimes they appear almost entirely white. In addition to this coloration, many have some of the following observable conditions: bowing of the nose (Roman nose); short legs; arching spine (scoliosis); short lower jaws. This genetic condition is rare with typically less than one percent of white-tailed deer being affected.

Our piebald deer have been compared to the markings of a paint-horse. Piebald usually have ocean blue eyes. Some times green. Brown is not the norm in our line. Piebald white-tailed deer are incredibly curious, friendly, social and vocal. I was told once that deer never look up. NOT TRUE!!! Piebald usually will look up and twist their heads around checking out a noise versus keeping their head level and moving their bodies.

Now when it comes to breeding, breeding white to white does not guarantee you a white fawn. There is no guarantee that you'll have piebald fawns if you breed two piebald deer

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Old July 13, 2007, 12:02 PM   #5
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Old July 13, 2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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If this doesn't get yer heart a beat'n...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lH6Dr8kOgN8
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Old July 13, 2007, 12:23 PM   #7
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Here in NY there is a herd of all white deer at the old military base in Rome, NY. They got that way after the herd was seperated from the rest of the local deer population by a fence around the property, and inbreeding eventually resulted in white deer ( not albinos ).

Very cool pics fisherman. Thanks for sharingt them.
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Old July 13, 2007, 10:43 PM   #8
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I've seen deer like that out on the islands here in Maine, I always figured it was a result of inbreeding.
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Old July 13, 2007, 10:46 PM   #9
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My father in law missed a piebald doe about 5 years ago during BP season. I took the 7 pointer she was running with. From the looks of her he was going to need a step ladder if you know what I mean. She looked like a paint horse running across that logging trail.
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Old July 14, 2007, 11:13 AM   #10
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I saw one run across the road here, I was baffled at first and thought it was a really big goat or something.

I'm going to be the dissenting opinion, and I mean no disrespect to hunters, but I don't think I'd shoot it. Its rare, different, and I'd like to see those genes passed on. Then again, my opinion doesn't affect yours, nor should it.
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Old July 14, 2007, 11:54 AM   #11
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My uncle told me his friend shot a albino (white) deer in upstate New York
I think the deer are real but his stories not
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Old July 14, 2007, 08:54 PM   #12
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There are loads of white and piebald deer around the old base at Romulus, NY and I have seen several cross the road in front of me on Rt 54 near Penn Yan, NY. Some people consider it bad karma to kill a white deer, and suburban legend is full of bad luck stories about people who have taken them. Pretty, aren't they? Nice pictures. Thanks! CB
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Old July 14, 2007, 08:57 PM   #13
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there are a few around here, there is one that seems to almost always be in the grave yard. Problem is since they stand out so much hunters always shoot them even if they are very young.
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Old July 15, 2007, 06:45 PM   #14
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There are a few in the area I hunt in the poconos.
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Old July 18, 2007, 09:23 PM   #15
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Had one [a 8 pointer ] at the base we once lived on, as in the pic, we could hand feed it. I stuck an apple on an antler and the deer walked as if it were drunk. Had to remove the apple and feed it to him. Problem with hand feeding bucks and letting kids do so is that kids are short and if they do not keep their hand high enough, the buck will tilt his head forward to feed from the low held hand and could easily stick an antler in the child's eye. Almost happened to us, actually hit the boys face and missed the eye, so no injury. Just lucky.
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Old July 18, 2007, 10:03 PM   #16
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Dem's shore is funny lukin goats!
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