STAGES OF GROWTH OF DEER
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Definitions of STAGES OF GROWTH OF DEER
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[O.E., cf. Ger., Gr., L.] The young of the Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is termed a calf, and becomes in successive years a Brocket, a Spade or Spayed, a Staggard, a Stag, and a Hart. The corresponding terms in the Fallow deer (Dama vulgaris) are Fawn, Pricket, Sorrel, Soare, Buck of the first head, Complete buck. The young of the Roe (Capreolus capraea) is termed a Kid, and becomes successively a Gird and a Hemuse.
By Henry Percy Smith
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