So, I saw Sika, red, and fallow. Did I miss any? Seems there might have been an axis/chital in one of the pictures.
correct there are reds,white fallow and japanese sika in the pics
i'm pretty sure they're formosan sika the one's you believe are axis/chital
please correct me if i'm wrong...
there is a lovely formosan sika stag in the park just not in the pictures i'm afraid
which would also go with what i believe to be formosan sika hinds in the picture
so formosan sika or axis/chital ??
would be interesting to find out for my own knowledge.
all the best
Not knowing anything about the park itself
But from my own judgement, They look pretty much like axis to me mixed in with the sika
pic 10 shows a nice axis stag also in it
shame you never took a few better ones of that
nice bunches of deer but would be better with decent camera,imsuffering from a hangover
Secretstalker.308 - Sika are Cervus sp., and chital are Axis axis (axis deer). Therefore, I am fairly confident that they are considered different species. The chital has more 'sweeping' antlers, and generally longer as well.
Do sika have tend to have the spots of axis/chital?
The park is a private collection of deer! i stop there often and drule at them.
Whereabouts is this place, looks great. Is it open to the public?
its not open to public as its in hid " back garden" lol