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    Default Brown and white deer

    The other day while working i came round a corner and in a sheep field was a deer that was brown on it's front half and white on its back half, thought it was a goat at first until i got closer.

    Is this a rare thing or does it happen regular, something that i've not seen before, there again there's been quite a few first sightingings for me this year.

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    Default Re: Brown and white deer

    Fewer than 2% of deer exhibit a piebald colouration according to Google.

    Piebald is an old English word, pied cf magpie (black & white) and bald, meaning white patch or spot.
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    White Deer (rare) on the Isle of Arran, apparently.


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    There is a herd of White deer(i believe Fallow deer) that frequent the Islands on Loch Lomond regularly swimming between them.I have seen them a couple of times.But have never seen the wallabies that live on the west bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Loch Lomond ......But have never seen the wallabies that live on the west bank.

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    White or very pale fallow deer are not uncommon, white deer of any other UK species are much rarer and a "two-tone" such as the OP describes is very unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    Scotsmen offering to buy a round?.....I don't imagine you will.
    Wooosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    There is a herd of White deer(i believe Fallow deer) that frequent the Islands on Loch Lomond regularly swimming between them.I have seen them a couple of times.But have never seen the wallabies that live on the west bank.

    Jim
    I kayaked out to the island where the wallabies were initially kept a long time ago and saw about a dozen of them but I believe they were culled to protect ground breeding birds a few years ago, I don’t think there was a breeding population established on the West Bank before the cull though.

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