Hi, Myn Is Me.
It is usually the male deer that grow antlers for the main purpose of battling with other males. The male deer will usually lock antlers with one another to test their strength during the mating season.
Agree with Jangaplanet. Also, different species are the artwork of our awesome Creator God. "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)
This is meant for the purpose of defense. The male deer are kicked out of the herb when they are bachelors and this 'weapons' are useful in this process of fighting for territory
Male deer are always shown as having magnificent horns: their antlers, which branch out into tines, or forks.
But they do not have this fine decoration all the year round.
Every year at the end of the winter, deer lose their antlers. They only grow again in the summer during the mating season. When the antlers reappear they are covered with a soft velvety skin criss-crossed by delicate veins. This skin then dries, and the animal rubs up against tree trunks to get rid of the last irritating shreds.
Thanks to these horns deer can do battle with each other for the possession of one or more hinds. So the antlers are both a weapon and the distinctive mark of the male sex. They only fully develop when couples or harems have been formed (one deer often has several females to himself).
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