In the book "Beautiful fur animals" the arctic and blue foxes are still called "alopex lagopus" but since some time how people told me they are now called vulpes lagopus Here are most of the color types which are shown in the book with their original names. The names are the breeding names. Maybe some names you know different. I guess that comes from the "fur-type-namings" which sometimes are different from the original breeding names. However, I prefer to name the types of colorations after the book and not different. These are just the ranched fox color types! There are wild variations which look very similar to those you see in the first row. I didnīt include the wild arctic foxes because their fur is different in shape and hair. Some foxes also were just shown as pups, so i couldnīt make a color sheet for them, because the adults always look different then the pups do.
Here are the photos to the color sheet: Blue fox: Nordic blue -> [link] Medium pale and dark blue-> [link] Tundra -> [link] White polar (Aka shadow fox in the fur industry) -> [link]
Recessive mutation colorations: Pale arctic pearl -> [link] Dark arctic pearl -> [link] Swedish sapphire -> [link] Oppdal sapphire -> [link] Finnish sapphire (looks like Swedish sapphire) -> Only a picture of a pup Arctic blue -> [link]
Dominant mutation colorations: Lapponia -> [link] Pale lapponia -> [link] White shadow (the true shadow fox) -> [link] Pale blue shadow -> [link] Dark blue shadow -> [link] Jotun -> [link] Medium blue star (similar to Jotun but more blueish) -> [link] Dark blue star -> [link] Sognlibles -> [link] Pale sognlibles and Sognliblesshadow -> [link]
Combinations: (There were only pups as references. Because of that I didnīt make any color sheets) Polar sapphire (blue with bright sides and white belly) -> No photos Polar pearl (looking brown as pups, are looking similar with dark arctic pearl as adults) -> No photos Shadow sapphire -> No photos of adults Lapponiashadow -> no photos Sognliblesshadow -> [link] Sognlibleslapponia -> no photos
Not reproducable colors: Piebald (Plotchy) -> [link] Blue fox platinum (looks very similar to the piebald version) -> only photo of a pup Somatic mutations (white foxes with a very few huge patches colored in blueish shade. No breed)
I didn't know wolves came in such a variety of colors till I started getting some pelts. I figured at first they were all like...balto-ish colors XDD No two wolves are alike! Each are unique in their own way.
Most of these wolves are referenced from Glacierwear and Moscowhideadfur lol..
*edit* wolves can also have white tipped tails and also a light stripe going down their backs.
This is a freaking huge file! Please be aware that there maybe arenīt all existing fox colorations of the ranched red foxes are on. I took all which were shown in the book Beautiful Fur Animals There are some which were not be shown, but described. This is only the sheet of the ranched red foxes. I also will make the blue foxes and the hybrid foxes. Please download the file to get the full view of all types. -------- Foxes all have been painted by me with real color picture reference photots from the book which is official material to all breeds. Lineart also was made by me. All names to the foxes you find here arenīt any fantasy names. They are listed in the book with the matching photos of the animals to them. I also would like to give you some infos into the genetics, but I donīt understand much about it. I never studied biology or even genetic. All I can tell you is that the white markings are caused by dominant genes and when you would breed with foxes like that, you surely get pups which also have white markings. My favorite geno-types by the way are the dominant and the fire factor genes.
To get some things straighten: Since the book is official material and many names are typed wrong here and else where, I now made the decition to use the names from the book from now on. The book for example doesnīt differes between sun glow and red marble. Both are the same. But the bright colored red marbles are just called sun glow and the deep orange red marbles (like the one I had) are called sun glow gold. There are also many marbles which have nearly no markings are just very thin markings. Those are called arctic marble white / sun glow white / marble cross white and so on. You also see that some foxes have 2 names in their list. I took the two names from the book. The name which is mentioned as second one is the "Marketing Name" as called in the book.
Photots to the paintings: Red fox: [link] Smokey red fox: [link] Gold cross fox and Silver cross fox: [link] Extra dark cross fox: (No pictures in the book) Standart silver fox: [link] Albino fox: [link] Colicott brown fox: [link] Burgundy fox: [link] Polish pastel fox: [link] Norwegian pastel fox: [link] Pearl fox: [link] Burgundy gold fox: [link] Pearl cross fox: [link] White face fox: [link] White face colecott fox: (No pictures in the book) White face burgundy fox: (no pictures in the book) Ring neck fox: [link] Ring neck gold fox (Platinum red fox): [link] Ring neck cross fox: (No pictures in the book) Ring neck colecott fox: (No pictures in the book) Mons platinum fox: [link] Polish platinum fox: [link] Georgian white fox: [link] Arctic marble fox and arctic marble white fox: [link] Sun glow fox and pale Arctic marble fox: [link] Sun glow red and Sun glow white: [link] Arctic marble silver cross: [link] Arctic marble red cross: [link] Platinum gold fox: [link] Platinum gold cross fox: [link] Platinum silver cross fox: [link] Pale amber fox: [link] Fawn glow fox: [link] Autumn gold fox: [link] pale Autumn gold fox: [link] Dawn Glow fox: [link] Sapphire fox: [link] Burgundy platinum fox: [link] Glacierblue fox: [link] Burgundy marble fox: [link] Pearl marble fox and Amber marble fox: [link] Fire gold fox: [link] Golden sunrise fox: [link] Fire cross fox: [link] Fire and ice fox: [link] Moon glow fox: [link] Snow glow fox: [link]
Feel free to use this as a guide if you aren't sure what color your fox pelt is! Also keep in mind these are names for Ranched fox. Wild fox have a different set of names (besides red, cross, silver cross and silver).
Names come straight from the handbook, and are the official/correct names for the shown color mutants (color shades and markings may vary irl from fox to fox)
I will also be doing charts for Arctic and Blue foxes, as well as the Red Fox/Arctic Fox Hybrids Keep an eye out for those in the near future.
Note: I did not include every single color in the book, as many of them do not have pictures and/or are nearly exact to some of the other colors of the same species.
Reference used: "Beautiful Fur Animals - and their colour genetics (English version)" published by SCIENTIFUR