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Black fawn oh! My!
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Contributors to this thread:
Huntcell 29-Apr-21
JL 29-Apr-21
Huntcell 29-Apr-21
Medicinemann 30-Apr-21
Bou'bound 30-Apr-21
Rupe 30-Apr-21
WV Mountaineer 30-Apr-21
Buckeye 30-Apr-21
TREESTANDWOLF 30-Apr-21
Supernaut 30-Apr-21
milnrick 30-Apr-21
Zbone 30-Apr-21
drycreek 30-Apr-21
buckhammer 30-Apr-21
'Ike' (Phone) 30-Apr-21
Bentstick54 30-Apr-21
Owl 30-Apr-21
From: Huntcell
29-Apr-21

Huntcell 's embedded Photo
Huntcell 's embedded Photo
Seen this on a chat site was posted from Austin Texas. This pic of black fawn from this year. Comments say was also black one a couple years ago in the same area, and not to far distance was twins in same color phase.

BFLM. Black Fawn Lives Matter.

From: JL
29-Apr-21
Is that an actual whitetail fawn? When do the fawns start dropping in Texas? Cute little thing....

From: Huntcell
29-Apr-21

Huntcell 's embedded Photo
Huntcell 's embedded Photo
According to the post but what does she know? Says she was taking a daily walk and came upon it. Someone posted about alot of exotics in Texas? But others posted seeing black whitetails in this area in years past. One posted a picture from last year says they don't stay as black as they get older.

From: Medicinemann
30-Apr-21
Seems like melanistic deer are even more rare than albino deer.

From: Bou'bound
30-Apr-21
Much rarer. I heard 6:1 is the Comparison. Gorgeous.

From: Rupe
30-Apr-21
Wow

30-Apr-21
That is awesome!

From: Buckeye
30-Apr-21
cool

30-Apr-21
That is pretty neat.

From: Supernaut
30-Apr-21
Beautiful animal, thanks for sharing.

From: milnrick
30-Apr-21
Millie and I had 2 melanistic fawns born in our front yard when we lived in Garden Ridge TX. They were a real treat to watch grow.

There are sections of Kendal, Comal and Hays County TX where they seem "almost" common.

Their "great" grandmother was darker than a normal whitetail, the fawn's mother was as dark as a hershey bar. The twins (we referred to as Cocoa and Expresso) were as dark as the photo posted.

As for when fawns begin dropping... the earliest we say them was May 1.

From: Zbone
30-Apr-21
Freakn cool, thanks for sharing...

From: drycreek
30-Apr-21
I don’t know about the albino to melano ratio, but in my lifetime I’ve seen two of each.

From: buckhammer
30-Apr-21
Did some ones Angus bull get loose last fall?

30-Apr-21
Very cool…

From: Bentstick54
30-Apr-21
I saw a hunting show awhile back that was filmed in Texas and the landowner invited the show host down to hunt a chocolate whitetail buck he had seen on the ranch. I don’t remember if he shot it or not.

From: Owl
30-Apr-21
"BFLM. Black Fawn Lives Matter." Thanks for spelling that out for us. :)

Just about every hunter I know has seen a piebald. Even some have seen albinos. I don't know 1 that has encountered a melanistic deer.

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