White-tailed deer are often admired for their graceful movement. The deer have been recorded leaping heights of as much as eight feet to clear a fence or barrier. The adult whitetail deer's weight averages from about 100 to 350 pounds. The under parts of the deer's body are white with a white patch on the throat and another smaller band of white around the nose. The upper body parts are coloured reddish brown during the warmer months but in the fall, whitetail deer moult into their winter coats of dark, grayish brown. Whitetails prefer an area with diverse food and cover types, including mixed-aged timber stands.