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Buck Twins??

Post by jdh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:58 pm

So I get some photos of a one of a kind buck, a 4 x 1. Big blady spike on one side. Kinda cool right, well a few days later I am back in the exact same area and see the buck again. But something doesn't seem right, I thought I must be losing my mind because I thought the spike was on the other side. I pass it off as I am getting old and can't remember very well, besides there is no way there are two identical bucks like that.. :-k or so I thought. Well I am happy to say I am not losing my mind, at least not on this particular point. :))

The proof is in the pictures, I think they must be Twins.. what do you guys think?
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then a few days later
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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by stillhunterman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:19 pm

Dang, that's just strange. Dunno about twins, but its like looking in a mirror! Thanks for posting that up! (???)

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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by MuleyMadness » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:02 pm

Definitely pretty rare IMO. Pretty cool stuff, thanks for posting them up. I have no clue on twins either, maybe so?

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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by ccuttpb » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:16 pm

Pretty crazy and unique regardless of the reason why. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by waspocrew » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:39 pm

Looks pretty awesome to me! Very unique for sure... I bet they share genes somehow.

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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by JBird » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:01 am

That is neat. I've seen them too. I also just did some research on this topic for a bio paper I had to write. Turns out that yes twin bucks do exsist but can have very different antler configurations, or can be very similar. I'll have to see if I can find some of the data I had and post it up here later when I have more time. I do remember that a good percentage of twin bucks share almost identical mass measurements and overall antler configuration, such as 4 point frame etc, but can have very different measurements in tine length and such.

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Re: Buck Twins??

Post by Big Moose » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:01 pm

My guess is that one of them has been spreading the genes around. They are definitely related. Kind of cool though. They are both older class bucks.

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