I’m down in NZ and thinking of putting together some writing around famous Red Deer sires and their antler traits, and how that’s expressed in Red Deer found on the hill today. I was thinking of including some info on the UK as well. Aside from Woburn and Warnham, are there any big Red Deer studs that are producing stags for the ‘safari’ market in the UK?
Also, are the Scottish Highland Red Stags being influenced by the likes of Warnham genetics to enhance their antler traits, or are they still left pretty much as they've always been? It's worth noting that a century ago, a Scottish stag over 40" was a rare find, but looking at some of the video footage online now, it looks as if that's not so much the case. (I’m aware that you have a Sika cross-breeding problem in some areas, which I think is very dangerous for pure Red herds, going forward.)