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Photos of Piebald deer.

This is a local deer we see, my wife got these with het phone and I cropped them so they are not the sharpest pictures.

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Re: Photos of Piebald deer.

My guess would be at one point you had a white deer around and this is a subsequent generation. Albino deer occur once every 20,000 to 100,000 births.

Where I used to live, we had an almost entirely albino cardinal hanging around our feeders. Very strange, it took us awhile to identify him, since who expects a cardinal to be white In following years, there were piebald cardinals with increasing amounts of red.
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Re: Photos of Piebald deer.

This is the only one I have seen so far.

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Re: Photos of Piebald deer.

Amazing. Thank you for sharing.
There are few surviving albino's in the natural world. While they occur naturally, they are at a disadvantage since predators can spot them better.

Sometimes other genetic problems coexist with albinism. Besides being more sensitive to sunburn, deafness is a common problem in pure white cats with blue eyes (50%). Albino dogs can also be born deaf and usually because they are inbred have other problems of the breed that gets magnified like cancers and hip dysplasia.



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