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#5454569 - 12/02/14 05:27 PM Axis deer Crossbreeding
Kobus Offline
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Will axis cross with any other deer species?

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#5454589 - 12/02/14 05:35 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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I have wondered that also. Seems like the general consensus was no. confused2
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#5454622 - 12/02/14 05:49 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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Chital (AKA Axis deer) share the genus Axis with three other species (Hog Deer,Calamian Deer and Bawean deer). So, hybridization with one of these is probably possible. That said, I don't think they will cross with whitetails, muledeer, etc.


Edited by TonyinVA (12/02/14 06:07 PM)

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#5454658 - 12/02/14 06:04 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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I don't think they will but I watched a whitetail chase some axis does all over the pasture last year he was worn out, tongue hanging out and all ! so it must at least smell the same!

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#5454663 - 12/02/14 06:07 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: trjscout]
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Originally Posted By: trjscout
I don't think they will but I watched a whitetail chase some axis does all over the pasture last year he was worn out, tongue hanging out and all ! so it must at least smell the same!


Any WT buck or Axis Buck will chase any doe in heat...just can't impregnate if it's not the same species.

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#5455321 - 12/02/14 11:03 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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Axis x hog deer crosses have been reported in Indian zoos. They are fertile and will back cross, other crosses that have been reported, were either nonviable or sterile.


Edited by nsmike (12/02/14 11:04 PM)
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#5461510 - 12/06/14 03:46 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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Axis will cross with the animals in its same genus (like hog deer) as stated above.
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#5461560 - 12/06/14 04:23 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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Back in the 50's, Axis were brought to the YO Ranch for a WT/Axis crossbreeding experiment in an attempt to get larger framed WT antlers. While the original crossbreeding worked as intended, the next generation reverted to original pure genetics on both sides. The program was abandoned.
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#5461574 - 12/06/14 04:32 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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Won't they cross with a barasingha as well?
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#5461672 - 12/06/14 05:38 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Won't they cross with a barasingha as well?

They will cross, in one case, 3 of 4 fawns were still born. The fourth did survive but there are no records of reproduction. It's unknown if breeding attempts with the cross were made.
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#5461686 - 12/06/14 05:46 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Reloder28]
Kobus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Reloder28
Back in the 50's, Axis were brought to the YO Ranch for a WT/Axis crossbreeding experiment in an attempt to get larger framed WT antlers. While the original crossbreeding worked as intended, the next generation reverted to original pure genetics on both sides. The program was abandoned.

I've never heard this? Source? They belong to very different genus's. Also even so that's stupid.....Can't people just let species be for what they are?

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#5461700 - 12/06/14 05:55 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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That story was related to me by a prominent ranch owner in Real County. He benefited greatly from that program.
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#5461704 - 12/06/14 05:56 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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I don't get how they could produce offspring? They belong in entirely different subfamilies

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#5461761 - 12/06/14 06:38 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
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There is some information here deer hybrids
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#5461762 - 12/06/14 06:40 PM Re: Axis deer Crossbreeding [Re: Kobus]
Kobus Offline
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The same site also talks about dog x cow hybrids, human x pig hybrids, and rabbit x pigeon hybrids.......
And also tries to explain that we are pig X chimp hybrids....give me a break!


Edited by Kobus (12/06/14 06:53 PM)

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