White Tailed deer mate during November in the Northern parts of their range and during February and January in the southern parts of their range. Mating takes about six months from which results in the female deer (doe) giving birth to one to three fawns. At birth they have reddish brown fur and white spots to help them blend into the soil and grass. Also they are able to walk at birth. The mother will leave her fawns hidden in the grass each in an individual spot so that they are hidden from predators. Female fawns have to stay with their mothers for two years while males will usually leave after one year to fend for themselves.