How to tell Sika deer antlers from those of Reds?

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Tengu

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Looking to expand my collection. I aim to have a set from each deer species in this country.

Sadly the Chinese Water deer is not obliging.

So, how do I tell the sika from the reds?

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Nugs

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Hey Tengu, as a rough rule of thumb, a Sika will never have more than 8 points.
But more indicative of the species is the angle between the main antler beam and first forward facing tine is roughly a right angle (90 degrees) on a Red, this angle is roughly halved for a Sika.
 

Nugs

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For a Sika, thats correct.
If you are collecting cast antlers, its a best guess scenario.
Unfortunately i don't have any antlers at present, 2020 has been a strange year for deer management.
 

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