Sika Deer

(Cervus Nippon)

The Trophy

The fully grown Sika stag normally has an eight point head (4 + 4). There can, however, also be other tines deemed to be normal in the crown area (provided they meet the definition of a tine). An eight point head can develop forks, or it might even become a “cup crown”. The third tine develops at the top of the beam pointing inwards.

In addition, any tines between the brow tine and third tine or tines, which rise on the rear side of the beam, count as abnormal tines.

Key Features For Measuring Antlers

  • To achieve bronze medal status, Sika deer trophies should be fairly symmetrical, display eight tines, have an inside span of around 40 cm, main beams of around 50 cm, brow tines of around 13 cm, second tines of around 14 cm, and inner (3rd) tines of around 6 cm. The circumference of the lower beams should be around 9 cm with the upper around 6.5 cm. 

  • However the deficiencies in one area may be counteracted by increases in others, thus still ensuring that a medal category is reached.  

  • There is no weight calculations within the Sika trophy formula.

  • Sika deer antlers must have a dry out period (after preparation) of at least 30 days before evaluation.

Trophy Points Required

Phenotype

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Japanese Sika Deer

225

240

255

Japanese Sika Deer (introduced)

225

240

255

Manchurian Sika Deer

300

350

400

Manchurian Sika Deer (introduced)

300

350

400

Dybowski Sika Deer

300

350

400

 Dybowski Sika Deer (introduced)

300

350

400


228.6 CIC

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