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Urist likes reindeer for their large herds.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 200
Grazer: 7x7

· Milkable · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 13,000 cm3
Mid: 65,000 cm3
Max: 130,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 9
Fat 8
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 16
Skull 1
Hooves 4
Horns 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A large mammalian herbivore living in cold climates. It has large antlers and sought-after fur.

Reindeer are very versatile animals, providing not only a respectable amount of meat, but also horns and hooves that can be used for crafting. They also produce milk, which can be cooked directly or used to make cheese. While reindeer require a pasture to survive, they need less grass than most other large herbivores, making them a great choice for the food industry.

In the preferences of some dwarves you can read that they like reindeer "for their large herds".

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It has been rumored that some reindeer are generated with red noses. It has yet to be tested if this is somehow related to Goblin Christmas.