Looks like an Axis to me
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Yes, half right,one half chital if you mean this by Axis. There are two other species in the other half.
There are several species of Axis however, in the US they use Axis to decribe chital, its a bit like calling a red deer Cervus when there are many deer in this genus. Down here we have Axis porcinus (hog deer) & Axis axis (chital).
The other hybrid stags in the photo are a pretty good clue.
Well, it looks like a sika rack and axis and sika do hibredise so I would go for that mix.
Looks to be some Barasingha in the mix?
Nooooooooooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!! Our main weapon is.........
Think India/Sri Lanka (ceylon) & Timor (Indonesia) for the other hybrid parent over the pure chital.
PS I have the photos of calves from these crosses back to the pure parents again just to show that they are fertile.
So much for our idea of Genus,species,etc?