Since a trip up to Scotland last year and friend and I have long pondered the strange antler growth on his 'red stag'. It was an interesting stag for my friend to shoot as it only has one antler the other is hanging down like a mars bar and on boiling it out it was completely detached. However the good antler to me shows some sika traits but I have not had much experience with sika nor with hybrids It has 4 points, the brow tine points upwards not outwards at 90 degrees as reds do. I believe all sika points 'on top' point inwards from the main beam, as this does. But in weight and size it was as big as the red stag I shot, pictured hanging up my red on the right the 'different one' in the middle and a small fallow pricket on the left. Maybe a few kg's between them put nothing substantial.
Ok so some photos! The first one is typical of Gez.308 jumps in just before the picture is taken, but that doesn't explain what the guide is doing in the back of the photo??!!!!!!!!!!
It may well be it is just an odd antlered eer but my friend shoots lots of reds and has never seen a brow tine like that and it was that that is the odd bit! For info it was shot near Blairgowrie, Scotland, where we were told there were no Sika anywhere near.