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Anybody ever see a black doe? She showed up on the Southern Iowa corn feeder live cam.

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  • #16
    Originally posted by country road View Post
    I have seen quite a few deer with coloration that is that dark. Never considered it to be melanistic, which is a hundred times rarer than albinism.
    albinism or leucistic?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Henry View Post
      I don't think that this deer is melanistic, but here are some melanistic, or at least very dark deer (and turkeys).
      http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2010/09/texas-black-fawn
      http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/newshound/2007/11/unusual-sighting-black-mule-deer
      http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/big-buck-zone/2008/08/more-deer-turkey-oddities
      http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/2014/06/black-long-beard-rare-melanistic-turkey-taken-new-york#page-2
      http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/texas-teen-harvests-ultra-rare-all-black-whitetail
      Henry, Those deer are all raven black.

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