Talk:Fallow deer

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Hi,

the article is interesting and good but the picture is wrong !!! This is not a Fallow Deer ( Dama Dama).

Thanks, Juan

Do you mean the picture on the right ? Is it about the antlers' shape ? What is on the picture then ? Arsine 11:44, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

There's also a tiny population of Fallow deer in Western KY's 'Land Between the Lakes'. As for the picture on the right, the spotted colorings look right but I've seen better pictures of the shovel shaped antlers that characterize the Fallow Deer.

Hi The last picture in the Fallow Deer article is not a Fallow Deer stag at all. It is infact a Sika Deer in his summer coat and velvet antlers. I belive all the other pictures are Fallow. Mark Boyhan, Australia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.161.64.243 (talk) 20:46, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, the Fallow Deer is more slender and has flattened antlers. I removed the picture from the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.18.213.234 (talk) 23:06, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


Dead link[edit]

This link from the refs is apparently dead, but I'm parking here in case it's not. - Deer UK: Fallow Deer. -- 201.53.7.16 (talk) 15:23, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Current distribution?[edit]

Can anything about the current distribution be added to the article? Thanks. -- 201.53.7.16 (talk) 15:33, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Maryland Fallow Herd[edit]

There is also a herd that frequents my property in Upper Marlboro, MD (20772). I've uploaded a couple older images that show the variety in their coloring. Note that they are aware of my presence when I snapped the picture. They particularly enjoy the high-bush blueberries outside my garden! I apologize for the poor quality images (old camera, now replaced).

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Fcreid (talk) 11:31, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Further[edit]

The wild Fallow Deer herd in the state of Georgia is coastal,, not central Georgia. The animals were introduced in the early 20th by am Austrian family that bought Little St Simons Island around 1910. There is currently a vibrant wild population of these animals there and some of the surrounding islands such as St Simons and Sea Island. I have hunted this population and can attest to the fact they are very abundant. On a note I have noticed that these very aggressive deer have a tendency to displace Whitetail Deer in these closed environments ,,, not sure what would happen were they to get a foot hold on the main land.

Further information (not yet discussed in this article):

http://books.google.com/books?id=bcWZX-IMEVkC&printsec=frontcover#v=snippet&q=%22fallow%20deer%22&f=false