White to dull yellow rump patch, black nose and moustache, white chin, small and insignificant tail. Fur: adult animal has no spots, colour from sandy yellow to reddish brown in summer, greyish brown to blackish in winter. Spiky antlers, with max three branches.
Forests with alternating plains and farm- or grasslands. Sometimes also heathland with dense heather. In agricultural areas the roe deer can live in totally open landscapes, but it is important to have forest and sheltering places nearby.
Trunk length 95-135 cm, tail length 2-4 cm, shoulder height 64-67 cm (male), 63-67 cm (female), body weight 16-35 kg, weight at birth 1.3-2.3 kg.