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Offline doubletall

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Odd looking mule deer
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:44:31 PM »
Spotted this in the Methow today


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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 08:45:16 PM »
Thatís a piebald. Awesome capture.
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 09:04:08 PM »
Nice find. :tup:

Iíve seen blacktail like that, but not Mulies.
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 01:32:11 PM »
Wow, thanks

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 12:23:24 AM »
Awesome :tup:
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 08:37:03 AM »
It surprises me that more people on this site are not aware of this.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/160/What+is+the+status+of+hair+loss+syndrome+in+deer%3F

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »
It surprises me that more people on this site are not aware of this.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/160/What+is+the+status+of+hair+loss+syndrome+in+deer%3F

It's not hair loss syndrome it's piebaldness which is a genetic trait of albinism. Or deer are turning into chameleons, you notice how the bottom half is matching it's environment 😁

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 09:02:00 AM »
It would be nice to see more genetics in washington great pic.
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
I spotted one that looked like it had tiger strips up at the end of the Chiwawa River one year I was looking for "overlooked pockets" that no one hunted.

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 09:39:25 AM »
Evolutuion of the Deer kind...I give you Snow Camo
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
Theres a piebald blacktail doe in Orting that has had piebald fawns the last two years. Its pretty cool to see all three of them together!

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 07:23:09 PM »
They sure look cool but the coloration is a sign of a genetic defect, and many have physical deformities as well. Not something we really want to see more of.

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 09:30:39 PM »
Sweet pic
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:55 PM »
They sure look cool but the coloration is a sign of a genetic defect, and many have physical deformities as well. Not something we really want to see more of.

Probably canít tell from the picture but the legs are a lot shorter than normal.


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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 09:50:25 AM »
They usually have an overbite and are considered genetically inferior.  The ones I've seen don't seem to live real long.  Always fairly young ones (up to 3 years old) and the spots seem to change over time.
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