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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
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I don't see anything whitetail in this head. I'd like to see the rump and tail.

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Other than the antlers, it looks like a typical whitetail head to me.
White circles around the eyes. White at the muzzle. No MD ears. Not a MD head, but the antlers branched as they are, and brow tines say MD.
The only crosses I have seen in person are Mule/Coues, so no experience here. But, I do agree with Barry's assessment.


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Originally Posted by CCCC
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I don't see anything whitetail in this head. I'd like to see the rump and tail.

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Other than the antlers, it looks like a typical whitetail head to me.
White circles around the eyes. White at the muzzle. No MD ears. Not a MD head, but the antlers branched as they are, and brow tines say MD.
The only crosses I have seen in person are Mule/Coues, so no experience here. But, I do agree with Barry's assessment.
that definitely could be a cross. Looks like a whitetail cape with a mulie'ish rack. Splits and no brows.

The OP is dreaming though, straight up young mulie.

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Originally Posted by Ghostinthemachine
Originally Posted by CCCC
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I don't see anything whitetail in this head. I'd like to see the rump and tail.

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Other than the antlers, it looks like a typical whitetail head to me.
White circles around the eyes. White at the muzzle. No MD ears. Not a MD head, but the antlers branched as they are, and brow tines say MD.
The only crosses I have seen in person are Mule/Coues, so no experience here. But, I do agree with Barry's assessment.
that definitely could be a cross. Looks like a whitetail cape with a mulie'ish rack. Splits and no brows.

The OP is dreaming though, straight up young mulie.

Id say 100% Whitetail.
Look at those ears and cape.


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Originally Posted by drover
Here are some pictures of a cute little guy who has been hanging around for a couple of weeks. He is mule deer and whitetail cross, I see them around here from time to time but this one is cuter than most, check out the size of his ears - they are huge in comparison to his head. Thinking maybe I should call him Dumbo

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That be a mule deer.


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Originally Posted by Salmonella
Originally Posted by Ghostinthemachine
Originally Posted by CCCC
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I don't see anything whitetail in this head. I'd like to see the rump and tail.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Other than the antlers, it looks like a typical whitetail head to me.
White circles around the eyes. White at the muzzle. No MD ears. Not a MD head, but the antlers branched as they are, and brow tines say MD.
The only crosses I have seen in person are Mule/Coues, so no experience here. But, I do agree with Barry's assessment.
that definitely could be a cross. Looks like a whitetail cape with a mulie'ish rack. Splits and no brows.

The OP is dreaming though, straight up young mulie.

Id say 100% Whitetail.
Look at those ears and cape.

I don't disagree, but that's a weird rack for a whitetail.

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OP needs to look at more deer. Muley all the way.

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Those are big ears. Looks like a car with the doors open.

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Originally Posted by Ghostinthemachine
I see no hint of whitetail there. What am I missing?

Same here. I've seen a couple verifiable crosses, and he doesnt look like one of them.


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Hybrid threads are freaking hilarious...


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I shot this one last fall where whitetails and muleys run.He was running with some muley does. I didn't pay much attention to his tails, but his antlers, what there was, sure looked like a cross. The off side was smaller yet.

CPW claims the off spring of crossed whitetail/muley will look pretty close to the one that bred it it , That is if a crossed doe is bred to a whitetail buck the offspring will look like whitetail .If to a muley buck, it will look like a muley.

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Hybrid threads are freaking hilarious...

Yep, they're right up there with the infamous black cougar threads.

Not doubting some cross-breeding can occur on a rare occasion, but every time somebody kills or sees a whitetail with forked G-2 it becomes a cross. Every 1.5 to 2.5 yo muley buck seen or killed without a forked G-2 is a whitetail/muley cross.

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Some years back, Montana did a study on mule, whitetail crosses. They were noting the expansion of whitetail. Maybe the article could be found, in Montana fish and wildlife files. It will answer lots of questions. Where I live the mule deer, blacktail crosses are common. The trophy books don't allow blacktail from my county. Step across the line the mulie becomes a blacktail, for tagging purposes!

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It is more than a rare occasion where whitetails and muley both live. About 5 miles east of me is big basin.Water and brushy draws on the bottom with a lot of open country on the sides. Both live there. CPW has taken quite a few samples and confirmed the crosses as this ranch use to be in the RFW program and kills were recorded.

East of I-25 there are lot of whitetail only tags given out. The whitetail bucks are more aggressive than the muleys and more territorial. They drive the muley bucks off and will breed with any deer in estrus. CPW wants to stop them from moving further west into more muley favored country.

I have both here on my place. Mostly muleys, but come the rut, the muleys are chasing the few whitetail does around as much a the muley does. I don't see many whitetail bucks here though.

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