In other countries they tend to count four color phases, chocolate, white, spotted, and menil. The menil lacks the black stripe down the back that the spotted has otherwise its similar. We tend to lump all spotted fallow together.
Correct, in Austrlia we class four colour phases. We call them white, black, red (common) which is your generic reddy sort of colour with spots and a black dorsal and love heart around the rump, they also turn brownish in the winter, and lastly Menil which vary from almost white with faint spots to bright red with pronounced spots, they have a brown dorsal and rump patch.
Menil is the last colour phase I need for my own trophy rooom, missed one this year with my muzzleloader too!