A newborn fawn has no odor and is very well camouflaged. It lies motionless and is very difficult to see. They only weigh a few pounds at birth and are very frail and vulnerable. During the first day of life a fawn will lie still and only get up if the mother comes to feed it. Within a few hours they begin to learn how to walk and they will learn to do so very quickly. Within three days a track star could not catch one.