Would that be a manslaughter Buck instead of a murder Buck?
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Interesting head indeed, probably pedicle damage in the very early signs of antler growth. Thanks for sharing.
I was also told that if a deer damaged a front leg it can often affect the the antler on the opposite side ?
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Yes, any damage will result in an antler abnormality on the opposite side. Usually legs of course but I have seen a roebuck with broken ribs on it's near side (I assume it was in an RTA) that had thrown a deformed antler on his off side. A vet (Buchan on here) gave me the very simple explanation that it is because the deer's body puts extra 'resources' in to healing one side thus leaving the opposite side depleted.
This antler is a field example of the experimental work carried out by Bubenik where this resulted from transverse splitting of the the developing panty (antler bud) in Roe bucks