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White Fallow Deer

Observed: 6th March 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in MammalsMushroom Lady’s reputation in Mammals
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All white

How unusual that they are all white. Is this a private/captive herd where they have been purposely bred for the white colouration?

Gill Sinclair
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Those white fallow deer -

are very striking. I had never heard of them, but a bit of googling came up with -

"There are usually between 20 and 25 in number. These are the descendants from a pair that were sent by Queen Elizabeth I to her niece at Mallow Castle in County Cork as a wedding gift. This herd have been in Parkanaur Forest since the mid 70's at the instigation of the Forest Service. "