New Zealand Fallow Deer Society

A Resource for Fallow Deer Farmers

Where size doe's matter!

The rolling pastures of West Otago are home to our core breeding herd of 60-70 breeding does and their offspring and mixed age bucks.
Three colours are represented in the herd - black, white and spotty.
A clear breeding objective with strict parameters for assessing the trophy antlers with all bucks measured annually with only the elite bucks carried through to about 5-6 years before going off.

Our breeding goal is to produce a style of head that is long, ultra wide and with multi-pointed palms with the 'wow' factor.
Top Hungarian / Danish bloodlines from throughout New Zealand have been selected and introduced to our herd to achieve this.
Single sire mating is practised for the doe groups so that breeding lines can be established and monitored.
Does are culled heavily to speed up genetic gain.
Poor temperament is not tolerated.

Natural immunity and hardiness are encouraged through minimal intervention for animal health.
A limited number of trophy bucks are available for sale annually - from spikers through to mature bucks.
TB status: C10

Tony & Michelle Roberts
West Otago
Ph: 027 755 8446

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