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stupid question about one of my axis #5951092 09/28/15 10:06 PM
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Hey guys, I am still getting my feet wet taking care of this axis herd. I am slowly going through and thinning out the culls and working on the right amount of deer for the ranch. This guy has me curious. Why is he so dark and his spots so washed out? His coloration is much different than the rest of the animals on the property. To me he looks really old. I see him all the time and none of the other bucks will mess with him and he is usually alone on camera. They are rutting pretty hard right now and he shows no signs of going after any of the does. I just wanted opinions. What do yall think?

Re: stupid question about one of my axis [Re: Capt.JVH] #5951305 09/28/15 11:43 PM
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no idea on the coloration, but he looks to be around 3 yrs old to me, maybe 2
he doesnt seem to have the body mass i have seen on older axis, even when their antlers are in decline

but its hard to gauge from one picture


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Re: stupid question about one of my axis [Re: Capt.JVH] #5951495 09/29/15 01:17 AM
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Young well fed buck let him grow unless you want meat Mmmmmm.

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Thanks guys. I really appreciate the input. I'm new to the axis game and am thankful for the advice. It's definitely not going to hurt me to give him an extra year and see what he does. Thanks yall!

Re: stupid question about one of my axis [Re: Capt.JVH] #5964849 10/07/15 12:52 AM
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I was told older axis will have a lot of black on the face.. confused2



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