The Fallow Deer is from Europe and Asia. It is native to most of Europe during the last Interglacial. It's range is restricted to the middle east and possibly also parts of the Mediterranean region, while further southeast in western Asia it is more common.
The bucks have antlers which are broad and shovel-shaped. They are grazing animals; their preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During the rut bucks will spread out but the rest of the year they try to stay together in groups.
The male "Bucks" can weigh up to 200 lbs. They rut in the fall time and make a loud "growling" type noise, I guess it's their way of competing with the elk on our ranch whom has the most romantic "bugle", it's not much of a competition. Majority of typical Fallow deer have white spots on their backs, and black tips at the ends of their tails. This species has great variations in the colour of their coats, with four main types, "white" - a genuine colour variety, not albino, a "brown coat with white mottles" that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker coat in the winter, and very dark, sometimes even black. Most herds consist of the common coat variation, yet it is not rare to see animals of the black and white coat variations as well. We sometimes can get these color phases for our guests.
Fallow Deer have long enjoyed popularity as an exotic on hunt ranches throughout the USA and in Canada, they are a hardy exotic deer species, and provide a very challenging hunt, and have amazing royal looking antlers.