Male reindeer normally shed their antlers, which are larger than the antlers
of females, after the "rut," ( breeding season ) which ends months before the Holiday Season. Females retain their
antlers until or past January. Holiday reindeer are depicted with and without antlers, as above. But, sleigh reindeers
are always depicted having antlers. So, are Santa's reindeer all females?
IT'S BEEN TOO LONG A TIME!
Hats off to you for hanging-in without
an exciting, new, permanent mascot
or symbol other than than the traditional
You should welcome the reindeer, regardless
of The College's decision or
indecision, because reindeer in art, fashion,
and souviners range
from Horchow to hokey... with price
points all in between.
Unlike moose which cannot be dressed up,
reindeer are town and country!
As savvy merchants,
you surely have your preferred
style and fashion in buying.
Below are a few links. Some may whet your appetite.
And if you like what you read in this site, let The College know.
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