The Red Deer is quite a large-looking deer with a thick sturdy body. It has a reddish brown fur in summer and a dark brown or grey coloured fur in winter. Its underbelly is a cream colour.
The Red Deer has long slender legs and a short tail. The tail is about fifteen centimetres in length. The Red Deer has a cream coloured round patch on its rump. It shows the patch to warn other Red Deer that there is danger in the area.
The male Red Deer is bigger than the female Red Deer and it also has antlers. The antlers can be over one and half metres long. Some antlers can branch off into sixteen points! The male Red Deer also has a mane of thick shaggy long hair which hangs from the front of the neck down to the chest. The mane usually grows in autumn.
Red Deer have a long head and large pointed ears. The ears have soft grey-white fur inside them. The fur protects the ears from dust and dirt. The nose and eyes of the Red Deer are black. The eyes are positioned high up on the head. This helps the Red Deer to have better all-round visibility.