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Title: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: John Andrews on July 16, 2014, 08:01:48 AM
At work we have a doe that has 4 fawns every year. Doe and fawns are healthy and I saw them again at work the other evening.

We see triplets on occasions but that doe with four offspring is pretty rare.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: bohicajuan on July 17, 2014, 08:22:04 PM
WOW! That must have been cool! Hope they all survive. O0 O0 O0 O0
In that part of the country is it cars and weather that take most of the young deer? Probably not many cougars in Iowa.....Except for the 2 Legged kind! :wink: :wink: :wink: :roll: :twisted:

I've never seen a doe with 4 fawns. Only saw a doe with 3 once.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: John Andrews on July 18, 2014, 02:16:44 AM
WOW! That must have been cool! Hope they all survive. O0 O0 O0 O0
In that part of the country is it cars and weather that take most of the young deer? Probably not many cougars in Iowa.....Except for the 2 Legged kind! :wink: :wink: :wink: :roll: :twisted:

I've never seen a doe with 4 fawns. Only saw a doe with 3 once.
They are on the installation where I work and there is little traffic. The doe and her 4 fawns look to be in great shape.

We see triplet fawns on occasions.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: MOSPARKY on July 18, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
I remember reading along time ago that the number of fawns largely depend on habitat conditions. Meaning if food and other conditions are abundant with minimal competition does may conceive multiple fawns, where as over populated habitat where food quality and quantity are reduced, single births are more the norm.
 That being said that installation is :
A> very good habitat and not as over populated as you seem to claim.
B> Making something more than ammo
C> that article was full of crap

 Too close to call, but I'm leaning towards C.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: John Andrews on July 18, 2014, 08:59:43 PM
I remember reading along time ago that the number of fawns largely depend on habitat conditions. Meaning if food and other conditions are abundant with minimal competition does may conceive multiple fawns, where as over populated habitat where food quality and quantity are reduced, single births are more the norm.
 That being said that installation is :
A> very good habitat and not as over populated as you seem to claim.
B> Making something more than ammo
C> that article was full of crap

 Too close to call, but I'm leaning towards C.
  :knuppel2  :knuppel2  :knuppel2   :wink: ;D Leasees do a lot of farming on the installation and also pasture a lot of cattle. Deer enjoy salt and mineral blocks with plenty of food and water. We have had a lot of rain this year.
Deer are presently feeding on the tops of soybean plants. We have a lot of crop damage.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: Big58cal on July 24, 2014, 10:26:42 AM
Can't say I've ever heard of 4.  Three quite a bit, but never 4.

Some are just prone to it though I guess.  Just as twins/triplets run in a family of humans, I guess 3 or 4 can run in a single deer, given the right conditions.
Title: Re: Doe With 4 Fawns
Post by: John Andrews on July 25, 2014, 10:40:37 AM
She had four fawns last year, too.