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Short Legged Does
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Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 16-Dec-20
t-roy 16-Dec-20
Scrappy 17-Dec-20
Griz 17-Dec-20
altitude sick 17-Dec-20
greenmountain 17-Dec-20
70lbdraw 17-Dec-20
Ok...Russ 17-Dec-20
t-roy 17-Dec-20
Bowfreak 17-Dec-20
LINK 17-Dec-20
Highlife 17-Dec-20
LKH 17-Dec-20
Treeline 17-Dec-20
Zbone 18-Dec-20
Castle Oak 18-Dec-20
t-roy 18-Dec-20
Shug 18-Dec-20
MarkU 18-Dec-20
Zbone 19-Dec-20
Zbone 19-Dec-20
Treeline 19-Dec-20
DoorKnob 19-Dec-20
Shug 19-Dec-20
walking buffalo 19-Dec-20
Grunt-N-Gobble 19-Dec-20
From: Zbone
16-Dec-20

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
I know this will bring out the jokes, but anybody ever see a short legged doe?

Doe pictured from my backyard trail cam the other day...

She started hanging around last year and had twin fawns, so I know she's at least three years old... First time I noticed her last year, kept thinking, something just ain't right about that deer... Then it dawned on me after recognizing a couple time after she's got really short front legs...8^)

From: t-roy
16-Dec-20
She probably never gets tired. She’s always going downhill...

From: Scrappy
17-Dec-20
Your looking at it from the wrong perspective. She doesn't have really short front legs, she has really long back legs.

From: Griz
17-Dec-20
Call her Eileen

17-Dec-20
Looks like a young deer standing on uneven ground. Front legs on lower ground than the rear.

17-Dec-20
I suspect it is camera angle as well.

From: 70lbdraw
17-Dec-20
Griz...the deer looks to be Oriental, I bet it's pronounced 'Eireen'!

From: Ok...Russ
17-Dec-20
Nope - Griz and 70lbdraw - both wrong. She's from New Mexico and goes by 'Not Even'!

From: t-roy
17-Dec-20
I suppose the first buck she runs into, will introduce himself as Ben Dover, too?!

From: Bowfreak
17-Dec-20
Don't they "make the rocking world go round?"

From: LINK
17-Dec-20
That’s what you call a Kardashian doe.

From: Highlife
17-Dec-20
Link for the win! Lmao

From: LKH
17-Dec-20
You sure she doesn't have really long back legs?

From: Treeline
17-Dec-20
What’s better, a long legged doe or a short legged doe trying really hard?

From: Zbone
18-Dec-20
Ahhhhh right you guys, youenz suc for comedy...8^)))

Did like the Kardashian thing though...8^)

Will post pix on how short legged she is...8^)

In all seriousness with her weird walking gate, I'm like the that deer is odd... Took me a bit looking with binocs for wounds and such, then ta-da... her ears look small too...8^)))

From: Castle Oak
18-Dec-20

Castle Oak's embedded Photo
Castle Oak's embedded Photo
Short front legs in whitetails are a recessive genetic trait linked to piebaldism. A deer showing the recessive gene can have piebald hair color, undershot lower jaw, short front legs and splayed front feet. Some deer will have all these traits, but when they do they rarely survive. Others may show only one or two of these traits. Check out this doe.

From: t-roy
18-Dec-20
Beautiful deer, Castle! Looks like she’s even got a “Cindy Crawford” beauty mark.

From: Shug
18-Dec-20

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo
I probably should have shot this one but it was Christmas Eve...

From: MarkU
18-Dec-20
Shug, do you drink a lot while on stand?

From: Zbone
19-Dec-20
Short legs, Roman noses, and overbites are common with piebalds but this one is normal colored... Here she is facing the other direction...

From: Zbone
19-Dec-20

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Oops, forgot photo...

From: Treeline
19-Dec-20
She is goofy looking! I’d shoot her to try and stop rose goofy genetics!

From: DoorKnob
19-Dec-20
shug, is that a calf?

From: Shug
19-Dec-20
No Knob piebald doe that I should have shot but was talked out of

19-Dec-20
Some great info and photos here to validate a dispute against societal trend for protecting piebald, melanistic and albino animals.

Here's to short ribs on the bbq!

19-Dec-20

Grunt-N-Gobble's embedded Photo
Grunt-N-Gobble's embedded Photo
Warning..... gun kill. I don't take pics of does much anymore but I did of this one becauseof her large body and short legs. 1st day rifle here in PA this year.

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