How many of Santa’s reindeer are female?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and yes, even Rudolph, are ladies.
Were Santa’s reindeer male or female?
What gender are reindeer antlers?
Biologist Craig Roberts has the answers. Males of almost all deer species grow antlers, used to battle for females. But reindeer are the only species in which the females also grow antlers, and an explanation can be found by looking at bovids, a closely related family including antelopes, goats and sheep.
What do female reindeer use their antlers for?
It’s one where females with larger antlers enjoy higher social standing and better access to food. That’s partly thanks to the functional role that antlers serve for reindeer.