Antlers now mature. Blood circulation from the velvet stops and the skin dies and dries up.
Deer get rid of it by rubbing their antlers against trees. They swallow the scraps that have peeled off.
New antlers are not yet tinted and they will take their final color over time. Now, they are hard.
Deer antlers can weight up to 12 kg. The complexity of antler formation increases with age and decrease with old age.
Beautiful antlers are worn by 10-12 year old deer.