Ghost Deer * White deer do occur naturally in the wild. They are quite elusive, rarely seen and smaller than other white tailed deer. They are a protected species and the majority of a small population live in upper NY state, safe from hunters.
A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer. A "black and white" Bambi.
The Tufted Deer is a small species of deer characterized by the prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males. It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China.