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Of the six species of deer found in the wild in Bri­tain, the Chi­nese wa­ter deer has no antlers, whereas the roe deer and munt­jac have two short prongs on the top of their fore­head. The fal­low deer has the largest antlers of any British deer rel­a­tive to its body size and is the only British species with flat, or pal­mate, ones. The antlers of sika deer are sim­i­lar in size and shape to those of red deer, but have fewer points; usu­ally a max­i­mum of eight.

The short, pronged antlers of a roe deer have a max­i­mum of three tines.

Munt­jac deer have small, dual spiked antlers, which point back­wards.

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