I must admit up untill this year I had only seen one hybrid on my land. That was a dead Stag that someone had shot from the road which I found lying behind the deer fence all bloated and stinking. This year one has appeared and is certainly a real mixture to look at. From the rear he looks like a Red but from the front he is a definite Hybrid. He has the "frown" of the Sika and the typical 8 point form but with massivly long and thick trey tines. When Lee6.5 was up he saw him head to head with a Red which he was pushing up a slight hill. The face is longer than a Sika but the body has that prop-forward tendancy.
When I took Lee6.5 out to the area he is in we both heard the usual long drawn out whistling squeal of a mature Sika but was it him? Maybe some of you lads in Ireland where hybrids seem more commen can tell me if you have seen them make a noise and what it is.
I have often seen Sika in the act of calling and even now am amazed at the sound that emerges.