Breeding Roe Deer


Roe deer are breeding in July and August. Males fight for and defend their territory against other males by marking it with their scent which they leave on every other bush they butt and on the ground they scratch. Often in the meadows there are circles with diameter of 2-3 m. These are made by roebuck and its mate in a peculiar mating dance during which doe circle around small bush or clump while roebuck is trying to keep up.Fawns are born in June as the Roe deer has a long latent period of pregnancy. Implantation of the embryo usually occurs in January.