Yale: a beast so called was the sinister supporter of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, natural son of Henry VIII.
A yale argent bezanty, accorned, hoofed, gorged with a coronal and chained or.
The late Mr.J. G. Nichols, in "Inventories of the Wardrobe, &c., of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond" (in the Camden Miscellany, vol. iii.), says(at p. lxxxviii.), "I am not aware that this animal is elsewhere known either in natural or heraldic zoology .... It differs from the heraldic antelope in having horns like those of a ram, and a tail like a dog's." The term yale occurs in the College records.