Does anyone know what % of sexually mature roe bucks might be expected to successfully breed with one or more does during the rut? There have been some interesting discussions about 'managing' bucks with better heads to improve the overall quality of future generations. As I understand it roe bucks hold territories rather than a hareem of females as red stags and fallow bucks do. In the latter case I would guess breeding success among the lesser stags is pretty low and so the big, dominant stags are fairly efficient at cornering their part of the genetic market. But in the case of roe, do the lesser bucks perhaps get more of a chance to spread their genes among any does that pass though? Or is it the case that the doe will just not permit the lesser bucks to breed with them (in which case I wonder if their perception of a quality buck is the same as ours and based on head size...)?
Sorry! Not sure how many questions there are among that lot but I'm just trying to get my head round the various factors when the situation (as far as I understand it anyway!) is a bit less straightforward than with red deer or fallow.