Here is our collection of Red deer
pictures. We love Red deer photos and we are going to increase the number of Red
deer pictures in this section as soon as possible. Feel free to download any of the red
deer pictures for your personal use. Here is a bit of information on the red deer.
Both male and female reindeer grow antlers each year.
When they are growing, the antlers are soft, rubbery, and the living mass of
blood and marrow is covered with a furry skin.
The antlers grow rapidly and during this period the reindeer are said to be
The antlers are finished growing in August, harden, and the
velvet is vigorously rubbed off.
The bulls then begin to rut.
They become aggressive (remember, they are animals, keep safety in mind).
Their necks swell.
They become protective of the females in the herd, and the breeding season
of several months begins.
The older bulls generally lose or drop their antlers first,
usually late December or early January, with the remaining bulls following this process
until as late as March.
The females generally keep their antlers until calving time, 7 months from
when they were bred.
Then the antler growing process is repeated all over again.
The antler when in velvet can be sold to a number of buyers for the Oriental
Hard antler when it has dropped can also be sold to a variety of buyers for
craft and other uses.