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    First cull buck of the season & interesting head

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    First Roe buck of the season taken yesterday evening. Unusual antler formation.

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    Would that be a manslaughter Buck instead of a murder Buck?
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    Interesting head indeed, probably pedicle damage in the very early signs of antler growth. Thanks for sharing.

    Nick

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    I was also told that if a deer damaged a front leg it can often affect the the antler on the opposite side ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutland View Post
    I was also told that if a deer damaged a front leg it can often affect the the antler on the opposite side ?
    Agree, although my understanding was that any damage on one side would result in antler deformation on the opposite side.

    Regards

    JCS

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    early birds hay! - well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Agree, although my understanding was that any damage on one side would result in antler deformation on the opposite side.

    Regards

    JCS
    Without boiling the head out/looking at the legs it's obviously hard to say what caused it but I'd say most likely one would find some evidence of pedicle damage given the nature of the abnormality. Be interesting if the OP could post a pic of the prepared skull.

    Yes, any damage will result in an antler abnormality on the opposite side. Usually legs of course but I have seen a roebuck with broken ribs on it's near side (I assume it was in an RTA) that had thrown a deformed antler on his off side. A vet (Buchan on here) gave me the very simple explanation that it is because the deer's body puts extra 'resources' in to healing one side thus leaving the opposite side depleted.

    ATB
    Nick

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    This antler is a field example of the experimental work carried out by Bubenik where this resulted from transverse splitting of the the developing panty (antler bud) in Roe bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by morena View Post
    This antler is a field example of the experimental work carried out by Bubenik where this resulted from transverse splitting of the the developing panty (antler bud) in Roe bucks
    I can't see your pic sorry Morena

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    Prepared Roe buck skull

    Some photographs of prepared skull from original post showing antler growth on right side. No coronet present and double antler split.
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    Simon

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