CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — A white-face fawn born at a western Michigan farm was rejected by its mother, but is doing well just the same with human tender care.
The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1AIlkzt ) that Hilary Powell and her family at Deer Tracks Junction farm are taking care of the fawn they named Dragon.
The fawn's mother carries a genetic defect causing it to have large areas of white in its coat. It occurs in less than 1 percent of whitetail deer.
Dragon spent its first nights inside Powell's home being bottle-fed. Powell still feeds it, but now in an outdoor pen. Later this summer, Dragon will join other deer in a large fenced-in pasture.
The fawn also has a white underside and legs, and a pink nose.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids