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Old 05-10-2004, 03:18 PM
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I was out scouting yesterday and spotted a soon to be, very swollen, momma and two yearlings browsing shrubbery. The odd thing that I noticed was that the momma to be had an unusual marking, one that I had never seen before personally. She had a white striping or band approximately 3-4 inches in width and was located on top of the back about 4 inches forward of her tail base. This stripe went about 1/2 way down her hind quarters in each direction from her spine centerline. As mentioned it was a 1st. spotting of this in my lifetime. Has anyone out there seen something similar? Is there a name for it? Is it just a genetic flaw? I would appreciate any educated takes on my spotting. I am very curious. Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 05-10-2004, 03:23 PM
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She must be part skunk.
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Old 05-10-2004, 03:26 PM
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Never Seen Anything like it, the symmetry of it that you explains makes me think against it being soem kind of birth mark, possibly it is a scar from her being caught ina fence
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:24 PM
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It sounds like the deer is carrying the gene for albinism. Though it is not a dominant gene, It chose to come out in the deer. If this deer were to mate with one having the same genes, there is a one in four chance of having an albino offspring.
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:38 PM
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Yeah that stuff happens in the wild. I had a Doe that came around twice in one of my areas. She was very smart. Everytime she came into the area she always looked up. She was easily identifiable because she had a softball size white mark on her right side in the center of the vitals. She reminded me of the Far Side strip "Bummer of a Birth Mark Hal"

I do have a Pie Ball that was 50/50 in a full mount. It cost a lot to mount but is very nice to look at.

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Old 05-11-2004, 09:26 PM
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She must have leaned on one of those freshly painted sign post.[&:]
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:40 PM
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She must be part skunk.
hahahaha that was funny
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:21 AM
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Doyou live in Texas? A lot of deer i have seen in Texas have that marking due to crawling under barbed wire.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:12 AM
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She's a NY doe and when I got close to her I was not sprayed. I called the county folks, Dave and they said none of their boys/girls have been sign painting lately. I guess she's just a bit freakish but I sure was interested in finding her. When she drops that fawn I'll be more than a bit curious to see if it too has some strange markings. Thanks for the laughs, fellas. You made my day more pleasant.
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