pinner: 'my yearly reindeer rant: both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year but male reindeer drop them at the beginning of winter, in Nov-Dec. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Thus according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, every single one from Rudolf to Blitzen ... has to be female.'

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did you know Santa's reindeer are all female???? Both male and female reindeer grow antlers but Male reindeer lose their antlers by the beginning of Dec, female reindeer keep their antlers until spring until after they give birth...even Roudolf

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Fascinating article about female reindeer, shamans of ancient cultures (as well as the more recent cultures of the Sami, Lapps, Mongolians and Siberians) and what they reveal about the symbolism of Santa Claus and those secular aspects of modern day Christmas celebrations | Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…”

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From seeing the invisible to swimming for miles, these marvelous mammals have more tricks up their hooves than just pulling sleighs.

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