Twins...an Interesting Theory.

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  1. LongshotLayne

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    What are yall's ideas/theories?
    I live on the property I hunt and quite close to food and bedding. (North TX- barren ground with trees only in creek bottoms) Throughout the summer up until the present I've been seeing a doe with twin fawns daily. A new camera location and pics of the fam have revealed that both fawns are bucks. This camera has also revealed a pair of nearly identical 1 1/2 year old bucks. My theory is that they were birthed from the same doe that has twin bucks currently...I'm assuming they were weened from their mother and haven't split up yet because they haven't gotten a good taste of testosterone. Whatever the case, this doe gets a free pass to live into her grandmother days, just in case she is populating the buck herd consistently. BTW I've got a 1 to 1 buck to doe ratio. No lie!
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    While possible, I think it's doubtful that all 4 bucks are from the same doe. A doe will have usually chased off her yearling bucks by now so they don't try and breed her.
     
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    Don't the bucks decide if it's male or female? Know that's how it works for people but not sure on deer

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    I've never seen the older bucks around that doe but just thought it'd be neat if a doe were able to have a set of twins yearly. Would you say those yearlings are twins though?
     
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    See I was unaware of that. But I would imagine if the male determines sex in one mammal it's probably the same for most others.
     
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    I have a set of twin spikes I believe to be twins but I don't know who the mother is. I would think it would be like all other mammals where the male is the one responsible for the sex of the child. That being said, I doubt she is being bred by the same buck each year, but I could be wrong about that also. On this same property, I have 6 does that run together and I have 2 with sets of twins and ones seem to be a baby doe and a button buck and the other is twin button bucks so I guess its a good theory.
     
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    Also good to note that a doe can also have "twins" with different fathers.
     
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    Ohhh, I understand fraternal and paternal and I have two different father's lol
     
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    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    ^^ This (fraternal) is the vast majority.
     
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    Twins is pretty normal for a deer after its first birthing year.
     
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    Yessir very true sometimes
     

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