Fallow Deer

This year we have a 20 fawns born into our Fallow Deer herd.

 

They vary in colouring from dark brown (melanistic) to almost white.  The mothers are very protective of their young at the moment.  The buck Norman is looking resplendent his antlers are full grown and "in velvet".

In the coming weeks his antlers will start to harden so he will be ready (and in fighting form) for the autumn rut.