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    newly cast young buck

    Hi Folks,Could you please take a look at these pics of a doe apparently cleaning the newly cast pedicles of her son.
    Would these have been buttons or small first antlers ?
    Many thanks ,NotpopClick image for larger version. 

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    Hi Notpot

    Brilliant photos there and excellent quality too!

    I'm no expert but you've captured some interesting behaviour I've personally not seen before. It has always been my understanding that if they were going to shed anything then this years bucks would shed their 'buttons' in spring which could mean that if this fellow has just shed he could be a yearling?!

    Maybe he hasn't shed and she is just preening him? Or maybe she was barren this year and still has last years following her? Or maybe he is another buck entirely? Look forward to more input from others!

    Alex
    Last edited by csl; 19-12-2014 at 20:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Hi Notpot

    Brilliant photos there and excellent quality too!

    I'm no expert but you've captured some interesting behaviour I've personally not seen before. It has always been my understanding that if they were going to shed anything then this years bucks would shed their 'buttons' in spring which could mean that if this fellow has just shed he could be a yearling?!

    Maybe he hasn't shed and she is just preening him? Or maybe she was barren this year and still has last years following her? Or maybe he is another buck entirely? Look forward to more input from others!

    Alex
    Been at the bottle CSL it's not pop not not pot lol
    Keep on going to the end you never no what's round the corner

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    Oops... I might have had a few glasses of Christmas pop (not pot!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Oops... I might have had a few glasses of Christmas pop (not pot!)
    Can't blame you then can I .thought I might get suspended for picking up on the site staff mistake lol
    Keep on going to the end you never no what's round the corner

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    Hi Guys,Have had a look back through this year's pics from this camera.
    It is a small wood and I know the regular roe very well.
    There are no spikers/prickets/two pointers which might be expected to cast now.
    Only this year's button bucks.
    Have heard of button bucks casting in January.
    Wondered if this was a case of a button buck casting a month early due to the mild weather or some other reason ?
    Enlargement of one of the pics shows fairly clearly the crater left by a cast antler.
    I'm guessing the early casting button buck theory is most likely ?

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    meant to say

    the pedicle cleaning bahaviour was continuous for three minutes as timed by the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    Can't blame you then can I .thought I might get suspended for picking up on the site staff mistake lol
    No but your your name has now gone in the little black book

    Quote Originally Posted by Notpop View Post
    Hi Guys,Have had a look back through this year's pics from this camera.
    It is a small wood and I know the regular roe very well.
    There are no spikers/prickets/two pointers which might be expected to cast now.
    Only this year's button bucks.
    Have heard of button bucks casting in January.
    Wondered if this was a case of a button buck casting a month early due to the mild weather or some other reason ?
    Enlargement of one of the pics shows fairly clearly the crater left by a cast antler.
    I'm guessing the early casting button buck theory is most likely ?
    This year has been weird with timings throughout I guess so you could be right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    No but your your name has now gone in the little black book



    This year has been weird with timings throughout I guess so you could be right!
    I could take that the wrong way most men have a little black book with all there ladies names in now now Alex are you coming out in the open
    Keep on going to the end you never no what's round the corner

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    Everyone knows that, between geeking on the internet and armchair stalking, forum moderators don't have time to collect real ladies' numbers. The little black book is full of troublesome usernames!

    And now you're going to to get me in trouble for dragging this thread off topic!



    Alex

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