I was having a conversation earlier in the week with a mate who had just got back from a trip on the Lakeland reds.
He mentioned in passing that one of the beasts he took was a spiker in velvet. He didn't seem to think much of it, but my ears pricked up a bit.
Is it unheard of for a red spiker to remain in velvet in October?
Is there an equivalant of a perruque buck in red deer?