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Piebald White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus


I believe this coloration is a mutation, but I really don't know anything about it. I'm pretty sure this fawn had a twin who had normal markings.

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jessica.bissram 10 years ago

awwww so cute.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hello. Since you know the identity of your organism (from your use of its common name), please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. In this case for the "white-tailed deer" it is Odocoileus virginianus. This allows the spotting to be correctly entered into the database and become a complete record, letting groups and individuals use the data and find your spotting. It also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. If you are interested in learning how species are named and why this is important, see Project Noah's blog entry Thanks!

BugGirl 11 years ago

Thanks, everyone! Yes, she's very cute!

taylorpeep28 11 years ago

Thats really cool

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Nice series !

Seema 11 years ago

looks like human equivalent of vitiligo.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Here's an appropriate mission for your spotting I've read that a recessive gene produces the piebald condition but also that it is associated with other traits like skeletal deformities :-(

BugGirl 11 years ago

Thanks, Jake, and Karen!

Patty, that's wonderful! I'm not a teacher, but I am involved with my daughter's environmental club (4th & 5th graders). I made a presentation on beekeeping and helped the club do the symbolic Monarch butterfly migration through Journey North. The teachers in charge of it have asked me if I could be thinking of projects that I could do with them next year. I'd love to do what you're doing. This is so exciting! Thanks so much!

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor 11 years ago


patty 11 years ago

Hello Mary, I hope the deer doesn´t have such a terrible ending...
I am a teacher and I have my class - which is a third grade (Form III) - but I also teach science in different classes and since last year we have been using Project Noah a lot as it is a very educative - in many senses - tool. This year I am presenting it to two more grades (4 classes: Form II Brown, Form II Yellow, Form III Blue (mine) and Form III Light Blue). One of the things we do is write a shared comment and sign it with the name of our class. In this particular case Form II Brown chose your deer and wrote the comment that is below =). After presenting PN with my page and explaining a few things for them to start each of them signs into their own account. They love PN and get to learn a lot and see living organisms which they wouldn´t see if it wasn´t for PN. So,we thank you for sharing your spottings! =)

KarenL 11 years ago

Welcome to the community Mary!

MaryParnellCarney 11 years ago

Thanks, Patty! I fear that she'd be quite a prize for a hunter. May I ask, what does "Form II Brown Class" mean?

patty 11 years ago

It is a beautiful animal. It is special. The colors of the skin and eyes are beautiful. It is an awesome picture. Its ears are very big. It is a very interesting animal. Form II Brown Class.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2011
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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