Fallow deer occur in 4 basic color variations “common”, “menil”, “melanistic” and “white”. All have white spots on their backs (though sometimes very faint) and white rumps/tails with black tips. . Younger males have spikes or more “regular” antlers comprised of beams with 3 to 4 basic points per side and little to no palmation. Females do not grow antlers and male antlers are shed and regrown each year.