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Mule deer - Whitetail deer cross???

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I have often seen deer on many rides that I have been on. Last week I saw a very odd looking buck in southwestern B.C. The area I was in is well known for many Coastal blacktail deer. (kind of like a small mule deer) This is NOT whitetail country.. Well, I saw a small buck grazing near several does, but it was much, much lighter in color than the does. The antlers were also very light colored and had a main branch like a white tail. What made this so strange is that it had a black tipped tail like a coastal deer. Of course I didn't have a camera. Is it possible that I what I saw was a cross of different breeds?

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Maybe it was a hybrid deer...

It's very possible that it was a cross.

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Yep it is hard to tell. Deer coloring here runs the whole spectrum. I saw some up in the mountains a couple of weeks ago that were very dark almost black. These were whitetails that is pretty much all we have. We have some fallow deer. I would so love to go to Alaska and see all of the wonderful wildlife you guys have.

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