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Weird looking deer

LoveMoo11

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My college is on an island on a river, and no one is allowed to hunt there so there are a ton of deer. On my drive in a couple weeks ago I saw a young doe of an odd coloration..I have seen albinos but she had white coming up onto her body partway, and had a stripe of the usual tan down her back, and some small tan spots here and there, and the head was mostly white except for the top...anyone seen anything like it?
 

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Piebalds. Its just a color variation. They're not albino. There is also a melanistic phase where they can be solid black. Its much rarer though. Piebalds can be more prevelent is some areas.
 

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It's my understanding that piebalds are an indication of being inbred.
 

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That wouldn't surprise me if they were inbred, they are all stuck there on the island, the only way off is the road and that is pretty busy.
 
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