"Being a piebald causes many different health risks and a whitetail deer will instinctually reject any babies that do not have a good chance of survival," Hilary Powell from Missouri's Deer Tracks Junction told ABC. "The white makes him stand out so he can't hide from predators, and he can't hear or see as well as a regular deer, so he can't hear or see predators coming. She had a brown fawn at the same time and is raising him fine."
"Normally they have a black nose," Powell told FOX 17 in West Michigan. "It's actually a detriment in the wild, because if they don't have shade, their nose is very sensitive to the sun and can get sunburn."