Chinese Water Deer

(Hydropotes Inermis)

The Trophy

Chinese Water Deer have no antlers; instead, they have long protruding canine teeth. The teeth must be removed from the upper jaw before the evaluation. Teeth of adult animals can be identified by the closed and rounded root end. Those from young and sub-adult animals have open, smooth, hollow root ends. In mature bucks, the roots can also be visible as a black line, which runs parallel to the gum. Sub-adult animals can reach fully grown length in their 2nd year. Canines that are broken or worn are not considered to be atypical and can therefore be evaluated as normal.

Key Features For Measuring Tusks

  • A bronze medal Chinese Water deer buck will require canine lengths of at least 65 mm, with a circumference of 25 mm measured at the largest circumference of the tooth’s diameter.
  • Chinese Water deer canines must have a dry out period (after preparation) of at least 30 days before evaluation.

Trophy Points Required

Phenotype

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Chinese Water Deer

180

190

210

Chinese Water Deer (introduced)

180

190

210

Siberian Musk Deer

150

170

190


180.0 CIC

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