calf, fawn or kid?

Offroad Gary

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what is the correct name for the little ones?

dsc1 notes say the following..

red - calf
sika - calf
fallow - fawn
roe - kid
munty - kid
cwd - fawn

however, CSJ's book on Muntjac refers to the young as fawns.

stalkers that i talk to can call them a variation of all 3.

does anyone have the definative answer?

ps. dont let this degrade into a discussion about what to call a young beaver!


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I prefer to call Fallow 'calves', I don't know why it just sounds right. I thought Roe could be either kids or fawns and muntjac fawns? I think its alot to do with where you come from in the country.

Anyway why do I get the pm's about baby aquatic mammal names! Bloody perverts! :eek: ;) :lol:

2428 miles

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On a similar vein, I was always led to believe that a male munti is called a Bull Muntjac and a female a Cow Muntjac.

A bit more fun than the Buck and Doe I feel!!


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I agree, calf sounds better for a fallow. In the same way as fallow buck rolls off the tongue.

Let's just use it until it is cool and everyone does the same. 8)


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Calf, fawn or kid

To avoid DSC 1 Exam confusion stick to the the field the term "dependent" or "follower" is accurate as the pre-yearling stage of full independence IMHO