Deer at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

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SUBJECT: This male Fallow Deer (buck) was seen on a visit to Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. Adult bucks are prized for their ornamental value in deer parks.  The Fallow is unique amongst deer in having many colour varieties, ranging from nearly black to almost white as well as the more common brown with white spots. Bucks typically carry flattened antlers (or blades).  Every year these are shed in the early spring and new antlers are grown from April through to June; by August the antlers are fully formed.
 
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Watercolour [COMMISSION]