Adult male deers are referred to as bucks. Before they reach adulthood, male baby deer, along with female baby deer, are known as fawns.
A baby deer is commonly referred to as a fawn or calf. As deer reach adulthood they acquire different names depending on their gender. Adult male deer are called bucks, while females are categorized as does.
According to Habitat Tracker from Florida State University, young deer are referred to as fawns. Fawns are typically able to walk at birth, but their stomachs are not fully developed at this time. Fawns live off of their mother's milk and light greenery for the first eight weeks of life.
There are a range of names for the male deer, including buck, bull, hart and stag. There are more than 100 types of deer, although the whitetail deer is the most prevalent in the United States.
Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer.
A young male pig is called a piglet. When it weighs between 25 to 40 pounds, it is called a weanling. Boar refers to a young, uncastrated male pig.
A young male horse is called a colt, especially one which is less than 2 years old and has not been castrated. A young female horse is called a filly. Horses of either sex up to 1 year old are called foals.
It is possible that the noise each creature makes may have something to do with the name. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, bull is used to describe male bovine and comes from a Germanic word meaning "to roar." Elk make a roaring or bugling sound, while deer make more of a bleating noise
Most animals in the deer family are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active during dawn and dusk, rather than being strictly nocturnal creatures. Some deer alter their activity patterns to avoid hunting by humans, producing the phenomena of the "nocturnal buck" familiar to deer hunters.
A young herring, or brit, is a juvenile herring fish. Herrings are classified as brits from the time they're 6 months old until they reach maturity at 3 years of age. Brits are numerous in inshore waters along the coast of Maine in the spring and summer.