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"That area of central Texas seems to have a concentration of black 'white-tailed' deer, although it is still extremely rare to find them," he wrote in answer to my email query. "This is a wild deer, but resides in a greenbelt near a neighborhood.

The two fawns in the photos are twins, but only the one is black."

The technical term for all-black (or mostly-black) deer is "melanistic." Of the three generally recognized pigment anomalies in whitetail deer (including albinism and piebald markings), experts say melanism is the rarest.




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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 01:51 AM
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I've never seen one of those before . Very cool !
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 02:47 AM
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Re: rare black fawn

i saw a black 4 point buck about 40 years ago on SGL 44 just outside ridgway, PA

just playing around back then learning about bowhunting. to far for me to shoot at with a recurve but what an awesome sight.

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Cool looking deer!!

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Pretty cool!

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That is a pretty deer.
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Re: rare black fawn

Looks like momma has a bit of melanism in her. Notice how dark the the top of her nose and forehead are. Melanism is a much rarer occurrence than albinism.

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I thought her face looked dark as well
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