White Tailed Deer Facts
In the spring and summer months, the coat of a white tailed deer is reddish-brown in color. In the fall and winter, the coat turns to a duller grayish-brown color. The coat of a young deer, fawn, is reddish in color with white spots. The spots normally disappear in 3-4 months, by winter time, as the winter coat begins to grow. As the name implies, the under side of the tail is white.
The male white tailed deer, buck, normally weighs about 130-300 pounds. The female, doe, weighs about 90-200 pounds. The average height is 3 feet.
One fun fact about the white tailed deer is the male will regrow a set of antlers every year. During the first year of his life, he will grow a single spike antler and by the age of three, he will have about 8 points on his antlers. In late fall, when the mating season is over, the antlers will shed off and in the beginning of summer, new antlers begin to grow. About 1 in 10,000 female deer have antlers; however, this normally occurs because the deer has both male and female characteristics.