Black Fawn

Black Fawn - This is a picture of a black fawn taken with its twin and mother.
I found it fascinating to see the coloring so different from the other two.
@marie2052 (3697)
United States
December 18, 2010 12:00am CST
Has anyone ever seen a black fawn? A friend of mine sent me the picture of one with its family and I wanted to share it with other mylot animal lovers. Hope you will enjoy the picture.
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@blue65packer (11836)
• United States
18 Dec 10
Wow! I never have seen a black fawn before! That is so cool! It just isn't alone but with mom and a spotted sibling! That is cute! I wonder how many black fawns are born in the wild? Inquiring minds want to know!
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
18 Dec 10
On the north american continant, "Melanistic" or "Melanic" as the black fawn is known by scientists that study them because of their bodies produce to much hair, skin and retina pigment known as melanin are deffinately the rarest of the rare. While millions of white tail have been harvested across the continent in modern times, only a token number of melanin cases have been documented. So being able to catch one of these unusual little fellas in the wild would surely be a moment to be treasured! As they say a once in a lifetime up close and personal view.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
18 Dec 10
That is amazing, I have never seen a black one, didn't even know they were possible. Just beautiful, thank you for sharing.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
18 Dec 10
Thanks I love sharing stuff with other people and talking about them.
@louievill (14064)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Wow! Awesome! never seen one before and I would presume a fawn is a young deer?? Yes I would agree that it's melanine pigments responsible for the black coloration, the same way albanism occurs in nature, was just wondering what purpose it has for the survival of the specie and the possibility that such a phenomenon can occur, amazing , thank you for the wonderful picture
• India
22 Jan 11
I have never seen a black fawn. The picture is absolutely wonderful. The nature is really wonderful.
@lady1993 (13058)
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Cool.. Thank you so much fr sharing this picture. I had n idea that black fawns even existed. He/She looked so cute although I prefer the brown colored one. looks like Bambi.
@iw1000 (13)
18 Dec 10
i have never seen a black fawn before, it looks really cute in your picture.
@ElicBxn (59661)
• United States
18 Dec 10
I've seen the pix, he's a pretty thing. But you sure can understand why he wouldn't have lasted long in the days with natural predators, like the white deer too
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
18 Dec 10
I love the pic! I had no idea black fawns even existed!