Is this deer a piebald?

Buford_Dawg

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My trailcam captured this picture recently. The sunlight is causing me to wonder if this is truly a piebald or just how the sun is reflecting. I believe it is a piebald, what are your thoughts?
 

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Summit259

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99% sure it is. Have only seen 1 in the past 5 years (in person).
 

1gr8bldr

Senior Member
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The piebalds are very pretty when they have normal eyes. Most piebalds do. The albinos are ugly with the pink eyes. I once had one on my land that I would speak of seeing often. A friend asked why I did not shoot it. I said to pretty to shoot and do a shoulder mount and I would not spend the money for a full mount. He promised that if I would let him go get that deer that he would do a full mount. First morning in the stand, he killed it. He did it up right. A full body mount inside a lighted cherry case snow scene with a post and barbed wire. It was cool if you have the space for something like that
 
#10
X 8, that's a piebald definitely.
 

bilgerat

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The piebalds are very pretty when they have normal eyes. Most piebalds do. The albinos are ugly with the pink eyes. I once had one on my land that I would speak of seeing often. A friend asked why I did not shoot it. I said to pretty to shoot and do a shoulder mount and I would not spend the money for a full mount. He promised that if I would let him go get that deer that he would do a full mount. First morning in the stand, he killed it. He did it up right. A full body mount inside a lighted cherry case snow scene with a post and barbed wire. It was cool if you have the space for something like that
Got a pic of that mount? Sounds awesome
 
#12
We have got an all white doe except for her brown head on our place. She is also a dwarf. Wouldn't shoot her for nothing.
 

kmaxwell3

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#16
I've read that piebald/albanistic/melanistic deer tend to have more deformities and removing them from the herd is a good idea.
I have a fawn on my place that is piebald and it looks small for its age. I watched it yesterday with its mother for a few minutes and it's leg's are really short looking. Also noticed it's head to be small looking. They have not made it in front of my trail camera yet. I give both of them a pass. I wonder if the mother will birth another one?
 
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