Fallow Deer Species in Odyssey Earth | World Anvil

Fallow Deer

The Fallow Deer is a graceful herbivore characterized by its elegant stature and striking coat. It boasts a slender body with long legs, adorned with a distinctive coat that varies in color from reddish-brown to creamy white, often speckled with spots. Both males, known as bucks, and females, known as does, bear antlers, though those of the bucks are typically larger and more elaborately branched. Fallow Deer are renowned for their agility and speed, making them adept at navigating through dense vegetation in their habitats.

Basic Information

Ecology and Habitats

The Fallow Deer inhabits various habitats across Terra, including forests, woodlands, grasslands, and meadows. It prefers areas with ample vegetation for grazing and browsing and access to water sources for drinking. Although fallow Deer are adaptable to different environments, they thrive in landscapes with a mixture of open spaces and dense cover, providing both food and shelter.

Additional Information


The domestication of Fallow Deer in Terra has been achieved to some extent, primarily for ornamental and game purposes. While not as extensively domesticated as other livestock species like cattle or sheep, Fallow Deer have been selectively bred in captivity for their desirable traits, including coat color variation and antler size and shape. However, widespread domestication and utilization of Fallow Deer for agricultural or industrial purposes remain limited compared to more traditional livestock species.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Fallow Deer serve various purposes for the people. They are hunted for their meat, which provides a source of sustenance and nourishment for communities. Additionally, their antlers and hides are utilized for crafting tools, ornaments, and clothing, adding to their value beyond mere sustenance.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Geographic Distribution


Type: Mundane


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