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Thread: Yearling Roe, male or female?

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    Yearling Roe, male or female?

    I struggle to ID the sex of yearling Roes at this time of year. Any hints and tips would be gratefully received. A few days ago I spotted a yearling Roe cocking its leg to urinate, was my conclusion it was male correct?
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    Snap,

    About 10 days ago I watched a pair of yearlings for about 30 mins and was convinced they were both does, eventually as the light improved and they got closer with the Zeiss on x24 I could make out tiny buttons on the head of one so assume it might be a buck. As much as I could try I could not see any other identifying features. I was using my Leicas and was resting on a round bale so it wasn't for the lack of a stable viewing platform.

    Anyway I gave them both the best so I will have to watch them and see what they grow up to be. Incidentally both were in grey winter coats.

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    Tiny buttons don't necessarily mean it's a buck , I have watched a few in the past in various places, doe's can also have small bumps where antlers should be , I am glad you gave it the benefit, the right thing to do.

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    Yearling in winter coat. That's when animals became useful.

    gamhainn a year-old calf, a stirk, Irish gamhuin, a calf, Early Irish gamuin, gamna, year-old calf; from gam, winter: "winter-old". . Confirmed by the proverb: "Oidhche Shamhna, theirear gamhna ris na laoigh" - On Hallowe'en the calves are called stirks. Norse gymbr, a year-old ewe lamb, Scottish gimmer, Greek @Ghímaros, a yearling goat . Hence gamhnach, farrow cow.
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    Goat fleece jackets were winter coats, worn with a goat head on the person's head in Celtic Spain and in Sardinia today. Swiss wear a chamois hair tassel on the cap, plucked from a freshly killed deer. The chimairos /chimere winter-coat became chimere royal / bishop coat , made of camelot cloth in 14th century.
    Would deer winter-coat hair be suitable for weaving? You could approach a target very close unless there was a another hunter nearby..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimera View Post
    Yearling in winter coat. That's when animals became useful.

    gamhainn a year-old calf, a stirk, Irish gamhuin, a calf, Early Irish gamuin, gamna, year-old calf; from gam, winter: "winter-old". . Confirmed by the proverb: "Oidhche Shamhna, theirear gamhna ris na laoigh" - On Hallowe'en the calves are called stirks. Norse gymbr, a year-old ewe lamb, Scottish gimmer, Greek @Ghímaros, a yearling goat . Hence gamhnach, farrow cow.
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    Goat fleece jackets were winter coats, worn with a goat head on the person's head in Celtic Spain and in Sardinia today. Swiss wear a chamois hair tassel on the cap, plucked from a freshly killed deer. The chimairos /chimere winter-coat became chimere royal / bishop coat , made of camelot cloth in 14th century.
    Would deer winter-coat hair be suitable for weaving? You could approach a target very close unless there was a another hunter nearby..
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    Quote Originally Posted by teyhan1 View Post
    "cocking its leg" ??????????????
    Yes, like this
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    I would have thought that there should be an anal tush at the yearling does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyxologos View Post
    I would have thought that there should be an anal tush at the yearling does.
    Once in winter coats the anal tush is a lot more visible yes. I have never seen knobs on the heads of Yearling does though! Old does yes, yearling does no!

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    Though not as distinct as a mature Doe a yearling can still be identified by the caudel patch heart shaped in a Doe
    and kidney shaped in a Buck.

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