Born about a week and a half ago, a fawn named Dragon hit the ground just like any normal fawn. However, he wasn’t quite like the rest.
His birth mother, Bunny, is a piebald doe and she carries the genetic defect that gives larges splotches of white in a deer’s coat.
Dragon was rejected by his mother, most likely due to the fact that most fawns don’t have a white face. The fawn has a white face, legs and underside, blue eyes and a pink nose.
The fawn’s name was chosen by Powell’s son because many of the other animals have softer-sounding names. Dragon will be raised and cared for on Deer Tracks Junction where he was born and will soon be released with others of his kind later this summer.
Deer Tracks Junction opened in 2012 along 14 Mile Road in Cedar Springs, Michigan. It’s a working farm that offers educational opportunities for children and families.