I was sent an email today that said:
to the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female
reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their
antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to
mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they
give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to EVERY
historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, EVERY single one of
them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.
known – ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet
suit all around the world in one night and not get lost."
Being my usual cautious self, I tried to confirm this with the
Alaska Department mentioned, only their site was not available. So, I
googled Reindeer+Antlers. Of course, a lot of the search results were
about ornamental reindeer antlers to decorate you or your home at
Christmas. And, yes, they do sell Reindeer Antlers on Ebay…, but
then Wikipedia confirmed – "Both sexes grow antlers,
which (in the Scandinavian variety) for old males fall off in December,
for young males in the spring and for females during the summer".
Wikipedia also added the following proviso: "(All Santa‘s reindeer are male and keep their horns until spring)"
Hmmm… what do you think, ladies?
Do you think it could have been a male who wrote this response also??