We breed Fallow deer and Persian/Fallow hybrids.
Persian/Mesopotamian Fallow Deer
Our Persian / Fallow hybrids are very similar to Fallow Deer but average up to 50%+ larger. In days gone by we have had hybrids up to 2.5 times the size of Fallow. Persian Fallow are featured in Jewish/Israeli, Persian/Iranian/Iraqi religions and history. The Shah of Iran held a private herd of these rare, exotic deer captured from the wild in Iran.
When the Shah fell (during the revolution in mid-seventies) this herd was so valued that an Israeli General flew a specialist team into Tehran (amid the chaos of revolution) and managed to collect 3 male and 2 female specimens. These 5 deer were flown to Opel Zoo in Germany as there were issues between Israel and Iran that prevented a direct flight to Israel. Sometime later some were flown back to Israel where this core herd today numbers some 200 head. Specimens retained at Opel Zoo found their way to New Zealand and via artificial insemination to Australia. We believe we manage the biggest herd of hybrids in Australia. Their venison features all the qualities of Fallow venison in a bigger cut.