Came across a Roe Buck on Sunday afternoon on my ground who was in his summer Red coat. I followed him for about 20 minutes whilst he moved through the wood feed. Annoyingly he was moving at a good pace and I couldn't get within good camera range to get some snaps without making too much noise as the woodland is very steep. He looked totally healthy and had a set of antlers in velvet which looked reason. Even his bum was the summer yellow rather than white winter. He eventually got wind of me and gave a couple of barks and headed for some thick cover so all in all his behaviour was normal. I had seen a Doe and Kid the day before almost in the same spot but they where both in full grey winter coats.
I see that there has been threads on SD about Roe in winter coats in the summer and that this could imply heath issues but does anyone have any thoughts on his chap?