2 weeks after birth a fawn begins to move about and spend more time with its mother. It also begins to eat grass and leaves. At about ten weeks of age, fawns are no longer dependent on milk, although they continue to nurse occasionally into the fall. During August, all deer begin to grow their winter coat and fawns lose their spots during this process. They are still cute though. As I type this (mid-October) I have 2 fawns laying under a pine tree in my back yard. How cool is that?