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    Fallow sizes?

    I shot a fallow kid on Saturday in Yorkshire which went 30lb head and legs on. A really small specimen.
    speaking to a friend near Plymouth they've had some very small fallow kids around that area too.
    Is this something countrywide and what are your thoughts on such small kids being about?

    personnaly I suspect we are seeing kids that would probably have succumbed during a normal winter and they've survived because it's been so mild.

    Tony
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    ......likely a very late fawn(?)

    I saw a one back end of October which I am sure could have only been a few weeks old at most, as you say if we had a hard winter it would have likely not survived.

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    T

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    Well the mild winter didn't help it much did it? It still didn't survive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baguio View Post
    Well the mild winter didn't help it much did it? It still didn't survive!


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    It definitely didn't survive....
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    Agree with that,

    Have had a couple of fallow kids and sika calves which have had a very low body weight. Hardly any fat on them but otherwise seemed healthy enough. Also had a few very low weight fallow does which surprisingly were in calf. Cant say we have had a hard winter down here....wet yes but not cold. Although if you speak to a shepherd its the wet that does for the lambs and sheep rather than the cold!

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    All seem to have been in good condition round here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    I shot a fallow kid on Saturday in Yorkshire which went 30lb head and legs on. A really small specimen.
    speaking to a friend near Plymouth they've had some very small fallow kids around that area too.
    Is this something countrywide and what are your thoughts on such small kids being about?

    personnaly I suspect we are seeing kids that would probably have succumbed during a normal winter and they've survived because it's been so mild.

    Tony

    Tony

    Only thinking the same last week when we took a fallow doe at 40lb. Also this years doe cull has been very hard.

    WH
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    In the hambleton area of Yorkshire the fallow do indeed seem to on the small side! It's possible it could be a genetics thing ? I've seen a lot of small fallow kids/followers, which could lead you to believe the birthing times have altered.
    I've noticed a similar size thing in a captive herd at Whitworth hall in County Durham. .. these deer were unfortunately a closed herd with a far amount of inbreeding.

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    Probably the result of a Fallow kid being covered in its first year and then giving birth much later than usual.
    I posted a thread on it a while back here:
    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...w+covered+year
    MS

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