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    Abnormal Sika and Fallow from the New Forest Show..









    Courtesy of Peter Stagg, head keeper on Beaulieu
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    cracking heads those. Me i prefure to shoot those as opposed to the normal heads

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    Below is a picture of the left top of a Red stag I shot some years ago.
    The opposite side was a normal triple top.
    This stag had come in to my ground for 3 consecutive ruts and had a similar faulty top on that side each year.
    I shot him as it was probably a genetic fault and he may have been serving his own daughters.
    HWH.

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    The same stag in the flesh.
    For the purists the stalk is over and the rifle is empty.
    HWH.


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    Uncanny that Hubert i was watching one not dissimilar to yours but with a few more points on the malform side just tonight !
    I told Max on this forum about it last year as he likes the malforms, the concensous was to leave him till this year and see if he grew back normal.
    Well seem's not as he has just re-appeard !
    I will see if i can get some photo's or film of him. DF

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    The same stag in the flesh.
    For the purists the stalk is over and the rifle is empty.
    HWH.

    Very Elk (Cervus Canadensis) like on the malformed side

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger9523 View Post
    Very Elk (Cervus Canadensis) like on the malformed side
    Aye !
    Also known as the Wapiti. [ a derivative of the Cree Indian language.]

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    Aye !
    Also known as the Wapiti. [ a derivative of the Cree Indian language.]

    HWH.
    Still a cracking beast. Do you think there's any chance of a bit of cross breeding at that time or is it just a malform pure and simple?

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    I think it was just a genetic misfit.
    There is no Elk/Wapiti beasts anywhere here that I am aware of.
    I also shot another on the same mountains which had a large Elk-like back spur on the right antler but during 50 years of culling it was inevitable that some curiosities would appear.

    HWH.
    Added.
    Photo of that back-spur.

    Last edited by stag1933; 13-08-2011 at 10:06. Reason: Photo added.

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    Bound to! I love an anomoly. Those beasts from Beaulieu are great i think. I was due to go down for a stalk after my first Sika earlier in the year, but Mr Stagg called us up and said they're all off in the forest eating acorns and that he hadn't seen any about! How many places would have just let you drive all the way down to get the stalking fee? He's a good bloke in my book.

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