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 Post subject: Piebald Deer
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:21 pm 

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Photographed this piebald mule deer doe this morning, from my kayak. She's on an island in the Columbia River. Part of a small herd of deer. She wasn't particularly worried about the old guy in the kayak, cruising past, snapping photos. :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: Piebald Deer
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:46 pm 

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Wow Guy she's really pretty!

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 Post subject: Re: Piebald Deer
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 7:13 pm 
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Wow! Never seen one of those.... Thanks. CL

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:05 am 

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Guy, I took a 6 point piebold Whitetail buck in Maine back in the mid 80's. When I first saw him I didn't know whether it was a cow or deer. Very interesting to have one of those walking through the woods. I had the hide tanned with the hair on and it's on display in our living room. Get a lot of comments on "what is that"!


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:19 am 
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There is a nice size herd of them in up state New York on a gov instillation. I can't remember the name of the town but I almost wrecked my truck the first time I saw them roaming around inside the fence.
Great picture Guy.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:08 am 

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truck driver wrote:
There is a nice size herd of them in up state New York on a gov instillation. I can't remember the name of the town but I almost wrecked my truck the first time I saw them roaming around inside the fence.
Great picture Guy.


This is in line with what I've seen. I first saw piebald deer in Maryland, on an isolated Navy base. The herd there was small and had limited interaction with the surrounding deer population thanks to a tall chain link fence topped by barbed wire. That small, somewhat isolated population had quite a few piebald deer and there was a photo of an all white, or nearly all white buck that had lived there several years earlier.

This little gal I photographed yesterday is in a small herd, maybe 12 - 20 deer, on an island in the Columbia River. They CAN swim to shore, but I don't think they do very often. It's deep and a bit of a ways. There's no hunting or even hiking allowed on the island, it's essentially just a little nature sanctuary with a small, isolated mule deer population.

I'm no genetics guru, but I'm thinking this piebald stuff is likely a recessive gene, and in-breeding of the small herds produces at least some of these piebald deer.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:42 am 
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Guy that was probably the Patuxent Navy air station down at point look out in the mouth of the Potomac river. Though there is also a Navel weapons research center just off the Potomac also.
There is another base on the upper Chesapeake that I delivered to heating oil to but can't remember it's name.

Every now and then we see a few piebalds around where I live but they don't last long since someone will kill them for a trophy instead of letting them populate.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:55 pm 
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Guy I was up in PA today and saw this on display and thought you might like it.
Piebald White Tail Buck.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:39 pm 

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Neat picture Guy. Haven't seen a piebald in awhile. Dan.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:44 pm 
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I've only seen one, it was a doe after deer season about 25-30 years ago. Pretty cool to see. Great picture Guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Piebald Deer
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:33 am 

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truck driver wrote:
Guy I was up in PA today and saw this on display and thought you might like it.
Piebald White Tail Buck.


TD - that's a very cool buck! Thanks.


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