A baby deer is called a fawn. This is especially true for a baby deer not yet weaned from its mother. A whitetail deer fawn is born with white spots that it loses before it is weaned.
The newborn fawn is odorless so that predators are not alerted to its presence. The doe typically stays away from her fawn as much as she can for the first few days of the fawn's life in order to prevent her smell from rubbing off on it. In addition to single births, twin fawn births are also common. On rare occasions, triplets are born to the same doe.Learn More
A baby deer is commonly referred to as a fawn or calf. As deer reach adulthood they acquire different names depending on their gender. Adult male deer are called bucks, while females are categorized as does.Full Answer >
In the wild, baby deer, called fawns, only consume their mother's milk. As they mature, baby deer eat solid plant foods such as grass, leaves and fruits.Full Answer >
A group of deer is called a herd. A group of roe deer is referred to as a bevy.Full Answer >
Baby deer keep their spots for 90 to 120 days. The spots fade as the fawn grows a thicker coat in preparation for winter weather. Therefore, deer born earlier in the season keep their spots longer.Full Answer >