Just wondering what weights you fellow Highland Red hind stalkers are getting?
Had 3 beasts through the larder today, a yeld hind and a hind with a stag calf at foot. The yeld hind was 176 lbs/12 stone 8 whilst the hind with calf was 152 lbs/10 stone 12. Both hinds were also pregnant, both with stag calves. So far every hind through the larder has been pregnant with stag calves. My understanding, limited as it may be, is that hinds have to be in a better condition to mother a stag than they do to mother a hind i.e. good condition = stag calf, poorer condition = hind calf.
Is this consistent with what the rest of you are finding? These deer aren't fed although they do maraud down from the hills onto fertile arable land during the winter months.
All the best,