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Old 01-13-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Latest spotted fawn I have ever seen on our place in 10 years....

......and no its not Megafawn's minifawn.. Date and time are correct.

Was looking through the cards and saw the late spotted fawn my buddy kept telling us he was seeing in mid December. I thought it was one too many whiskeys.. But he was right.

I was surprised to see a fawn this size and still carrying its spots in late December. Means momma was probably bred in March or April considering fawns normally keep their spots 90-100 days and she still has them?

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Old 01-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:02 PM   #4
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #5
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That is crazy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a spotted fawn in September around here, much less late December!!!
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #6
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:06 PM   #7
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I thought finding a fresh shed today was weird.

I think late spotted fawn wins.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #8
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Wow, that’s a late born fawn. Crazy. I saw a spotted fawn this year in late October and thought that was late, but this one takes the cake
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:12 PM   #9
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Wonder if she will be bred this season?


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Old 01-13-2018, 04:18 PM   #10
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Two bald headed bucks will be fighting over her
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:22 PM   #11
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late to the rut bucks and does screwing up the .5 for everyone...
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:12 PM   #12
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:15 PM   #13
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all fawns aren't "normal" in losing spots. I have seen known age fawns at six months look like that fawn. It happens. May or may not of in this case.

I have seen a very small, 2-3 week old , fawn first week of Jan in Alabama before.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:11 PM   #14
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Default Latest spotted fawn I have ever seen on our place in 10 years....

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all fawns aren't "normal" in losing spots. I have seen known age fawns at six months look like that fawn. It happens. May or may not of in this case.



I have seen a very small, 2-3 week old , fawn first week of Jan in Alabama before.


The average is 90-110 days. I had to google it. Thatís why I listed that. There are exceptions to every rule of course but 180-190 days with spots seems a little long?. Especially looking at the size. Iím gonna roll with late birth... I think the percentages are in that favor.

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:02 PM   #15
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Funny seeing this. Saw a spotted at fawn out in Edwards Co on Tuesday and thought was very odd for this time of year. My guess is yearlings getting bred in January and fawning really late
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:41 PM   #16
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Came from a s.....hole country
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:16 PM   #17
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We have a doe and a buck fawn that visit my blind regularly. No spots but they canít weigh 40# each.


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:16 PM   #18
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Maybe it's daddy was an axis?!
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:34 AM   #19
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Maybe it's daddy was an axis?!


See first post. No megafawn genes in this dude
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:05 AM   #20
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Smart, 5-6 months is very long to hold spots but I have seen it a couple of times on known age fawns. It is always very odd looking to see.

And, of course, most late spotted fawns are just late born fawns as in the example of the fawn I saw in Jan.

On a mega fawn note I ran a high fence place that has Axis deer. Christmas Eve at 5am my boss calls me to say he just found a near frozen spotted fawn, very small and new. WTH? I go to the farm and find a 6 pound fawn in the farm bathroom. LOL, it is an Axis fawn, dark stripe down the back. Named him Blitzen, bottle raised him and turned him loose. VERY wild fawn from the start.
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