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    trophy what ?

    we shot this near taneatua yesterday evening what is it ?





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    Samba, Rusa, Fallow, Red Hybrid

    Its funky looking whatever it is.
    Would be a neat mount I reacon, I had the oppertunity to take a Axis in the US that was about twice the size as normal on 1 side, and about 1/2 size on the other, which would have made a cool mount.
    Left it as we're going to see what becomes of it next year

    Anyway, deff an interesting beasty you got there

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    Its a hillbilly
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    Has it got 3 pedicals hillbilly? it appears to have 3 coronets.
    Got a pick of the cleaned skull?
    If those two(it looks like 2) coronets branch off one pedical it could be that it was damaged when a juvenile. If it actually has 3 pedicals coming out of the skull that would be freakish.
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    a guy i know who has shot and seen moore samba then moast in nz had a look and said its deffantly not a samba so must be a rusa. looks rusa to me

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    se if this works between the 2 spikes is skin with no hair on it

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    What a seriously stuffed up and freakish looking thing that is. It certainly looks like two separate antler growths happening there. Here is a suggestion that may be plausable. In a previous year while in soft velvet, it suffered antler damage that caused the pedicle to divide which then healed into two separate beds that subsequently both sprout.
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    Micheal what about going up to introductions and telling us all about yourself.

    Them you can come back here and explain why you were so generous as to let your younger brother shoot this deer.

    Anyway 'Hillbilly' welcome to this forum and congratulations on your first post being about a such an interesting strange beastie.
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    So defiantly two cornets then, all that remains is the cleaned skull pics, Right get your arse out in the shed and clean that skull
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    Hillbilly......whoa...........that is one way out freaky head u got there mate!
    Yeah I'd say definitely Rusa. (think ya did it a favour by shooting it...!)
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    Hello Micheal, Back again with some even more interesting photos. Thats a crazy head. What will our home grown experts make of it this time.

    I have to say Micheal it doesnt happen often but I am lost for words.

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    Wow cheers for that hillbilly
    I'm no genetics expert or anything like that but I grew up on a mainly velvet farm and Iv shot my share of truly wild

    While it could well be some kind of genetic defect my money would be on this poor fella suffering some sort of damage to his pedical while forming as a juvenile.

    Perhaps from a fall or getting between Dad and Mum in the season or a misplaced headshot damaging the pedical.

    My thoughts anyway

    Got a shot from down looking up at where its left ear would be ?
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    I would say he has had an antler busted off below the pedicle. Then cast and the new one has grown haywire.
    I had a velvet stag let out of the shed with the tourniquet still on. Tied in a figure 8 around both pedicles it put pressure on the top of the skull and actually damaged the skin between the pedicles. The following year he grew one solid lump of velvet across the top of his head. It went hard like normal antler but only grew about 6 inches long.
    There have been trials done on hinds where they have cut the skin on the top of their head and they have grown antlers.

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    Looking at the bottom picture again it looks like the brow tine may have broken down through the pedicle. If the skin heeled it would have created two seperate antlers which would have then cast and gone through the velvet process as normal.

 

 

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