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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 09:58:24 AM »
When I was growing up, there were a lot of piebald blacktails in the Humptulips area. Been a while since I heard of anybody seeing one.
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 10:35:07 AM »
Unless it's a true albino, they are fine.  It's just like a person having a large pigmented patch of skin. 

I've seen whitetail's live a long time with this type of coloring.  It does not mean the deer is genetically compromised in any other way. 

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 11:05:11 AM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 11:20:06 AM »
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Unless it's a true albino, they are fine.
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I'm no expert and could be wrong, just the research I've done on them told me different.  Hope you're correct!  :tup:
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 11:33:57 AM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

Iíve seen them up on Orcas as well on the road between Eastsound and Moran State Park. They definitely look a bit off. I first saw one when I was on a Game of Thrones bender and was pretty certain I was seeing something from the army of white walkers.

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 02:00:30 PM »
Used to be a bunch cruising a certain part of the Methow, in fact some were pure albino, if I remember right there was about 20 of them. Really neat to see, I remember as a kid my dad taking me up to look at them during hunting season, I couldn't figure out why we weren't shooting them :chuckle: cause there was a couple real nice bucks in there! A few years later someone did shoot one and was practically ran out of town :chuckle:

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool. 

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 02:22:37 PM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

Iíve seen them up on Orcas as well on the road between Eastsound and Moran State Park. They definitely look a bit off. I first saw one when I was on a Game of Thrones bender and was pretty certain I was seeing something from the army of white walkers.

To be fair, all Island deer are a bit off looking.   :chuckle:

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 02:33:03 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool.

For us bone it was late 50,s-early 60,s. After "64" we didn't see them anymore, although we seen one piebald fawn around 66ish in the same area with a doe, haven't seen anything like them since. I wonder if there life expectancy is lower and maybe they die off younger :dunno:...Mother Nature :dunno:....As far as I remember, the talk was a lot of that bunch were poached, I remember my dad saying there were folks that killed them for the hides. Maybe it wasn't Mother Nature :dunno:...Pretty neat more are showing up :tup:
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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 03:15:50 PM »
Nice picture! Never seen a mule deer piebald. Saw a few Piebald Whitetails in PA over the years...
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 01:53:44 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool.

Considering the time you spend in the field with a camera I guess that's saying something about how rare they are.

 

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