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Thread: Roe changing coat: is it a bit early?

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    Roe changing coat: is it a bit early?

    Just seen a roe that appears to be changing coat and by the time i'd been home to get the binos it was a bit dark to see much. Is it a bit early or normal? as it looked healthy enough from what i could tell

    ​George

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    They are changing here in Norfolk now. Watched a roe doe amble across my drive this morning and she was showing nice russet tones under her shaggy grey "winter woolies" which were clearly thinning.

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    Had 4 last Friday morning and 3 were showing summer coat which is pretty early for here. Seeing a lot more bucks than usual which are clean so they seem early despite the weather.

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    In previous years ive always thought we were ahead of most regions reporting them clean. Most ive seen are still not clean in Poole / New Forest..

    Coats are on the change
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    Pretty normal round here mate - the cull bucks are always that bit more frustrating to skin with all the lose pins.

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    Spoke to the keeper on my stalking ground and he says they're changing already , I'm off on Friday for my first buck of the year can't wait

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    I was out tonight and two does in a group of five were quite scruffy round the neck and almost bald on front shoulders. Bucks have very lose coats shot one last week and had several almost bald patches one I shot tonight I only dragged about 70yds to a spot whare I could gralloch it and all the coat came out so its almost bald on one side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groach1234 View Post
    Just seen a roe that appears to be changing coat and by the time i'd been home to get the binos it was a bit dark to see much. Is it a bit early or normal? as it looked healthy enough from what i could tell

    ​George
    Simple one, It is nearly May, Ive been seeing shabby beasts for the last 3 weeks .

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    Yeah, I'm with widows son on this one. Been changing coats for a bit here.

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