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  • PigHunter
    started a topic Do you see many whitetail deer twins?

    Do you see many whitetail deer twins?

    Yesterday, I saw a doe with two spotted fawns while I was exploring the hunting lease. My assumption is that the two little ones are twins.

    Doing some research, I found the attached article from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sicence. One of the interesting things I learned from it is:

    "White-tailed twins are of the fraternal variety. Does ovulate multiple eggs which are then fertilized by different sperm. So while all fawns look alike none of them are actually identical twins even if they do have the same mom."

    But even more interesting:

    "White-tailed twins have about a 20 to 25% chance of not even being fraternal twins! They, in fact, are only half siblings – twins only in the most basic use of the term. Which exposes a new truth in white-tailed breeding ecology: does mate with multiple bucks."

    Sounds like a wild time in the forest! Did you know this about whitetails? Do you see does with two fawns in your neck of the woods?

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