Axis Deer Axis/(Cervus) axis

Axis Deer hind
Axis Deer stag
Axis Deer, also called Chital, are native to the Indian sub-continent. Both the hind (female, above left) and the stag (male, above right) have spotted coats all year and white throats. They live in herds of mixed gender with one or more dominant adult stags.
Axis Deer
The white bar on the hind's lower flank is straighter than that of the Sika hind which is angled.
Axis Deer
Axis Deer
The stags re-grow their antlers each year; the antlers start rounded and soft with a "velvet" covering and become hard horn with sharp edges.
Axis Deer summer coat
Axis Deer winter coat
Axis Deer winter coat
The summer coat is redder and the winter coat browner.