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Another one Avaliable on etsy! he too was mounted just yesterday! Love how quickly they fluff up hehehe.

This old chap actually died of  heart failer, and was found dead in his pin. He was suppose to stick around for one more year as a breeder, he was already about 5 years old before his body decided it was time to let go.

I think he is one of the only adults I have that died naturally.

Yes hes not painted........way too early to paint him right now!
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Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting story,i like it when you know history of animal a little.I would love to see these foxs alive:love: I know one seller who is in direct contact with fox farm and he told me lot of about interesting facts and breeding colors.i bought crystal fox from him and thanks to him i personaly know that breeders are not monsters and foxs arent somehow "abused" like people think.But sadly they are afraid of people reactions so you practicaly dont know how many farms there is and where. Last year we had another case about "good guys" which "freed" minks to nature.Obviously almost all of them died for shock or dont make ot over cold night.
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
our guy has been attacked and threatened. he lost a lot of Coon to a activist group. they think freeing them was good for them. Well he had to go and catch what he could and shoot what he couldn't. and all the ones that made into the wild. made it into hunters traps and posted on line about how they caught three albinos in one night!

it sickens me how people think its ok to mess with someones lively hood. these ranchers are not monsters and actually keep some as pets for themselves simply because some shine through and touch their hearts! if people worked with ranchers they would understand that they are animal lovers. People also don't understand how hard it is to keep a healthy fox healthy for fur market standards! they make up stories like........"Skinning an animal alive, makes the fur softer." it makes it rot faster dumb ass!

people also think once fur farms get shut down they can let the fur animals free. No their condemned to death, all of them killed and thrown away like trash because their no longer wanted or needed. letting them go will only result in harming the wildlife around and killing off the wild population. but they refuse to understand that!
Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I founded awesome blog about fur farm yesterday- pelsdyr-endelavnorskhusdyrhold…  
I found it at czech forum about furs:) There is lot of interesting photos- you can see how they love their animals-they have them almost like pets
I especially like these  -……
UrbanSunset Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not to mention once released they face starvation, disease, and other aliments that effect these semi-domestic animals. Though they eat raw meats, and bite people that does not make them capable of living in the wild. I have seen countless foxes brought into refugees because people thought they could just "let their pet fox go" when it bit their hand. These animals have little to no wild instincts beyond what they have in their cages. Last year the local animal research, and rehabilitation center I worked at caught three foxes in a matter of three months, all were designer ranched foxes starving to death. One died, the other two lived; and are now rehoused to someone whom cares for it properly. Not to mention the fact these foxes bring their own genetic diseases to the outside world of animals, causing insane crippling mutations that will ensure the offspring death. It really pisses me off, as a animal behaviorist, to see these fucked up propaganda fed fuckers messing with things they don't understand. How the fuck do they justify what they do? They are shown statistics, studies, and so much more; but they still find a way to, in good conscious, walk in and open a cage to an animal that has no clue what to do in the real world but run, and stop every now and then at a dumpster to grab rotting scraps filled with maggots that can give them countless illnesses.

I swear, some idiocy can never be cured. It's ridiculous what people do.

That was a really bitchy rant I just went on.
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Funny you say that because a lot of ranch foxes have a lethal gene, where only certan colors can breed with another color. by not breeding those colors together your likely the pups will never make it through adult hood. A lot of White faced foxes are like that like the Golden White mark and Pink White Mark have to be bred to a non white mark of the same color or else the pups end up dying off.

we don't need some fucked up mutations in the wild. we all seen what happens to ranch foxes when they turn wild..........they all get their ass hunted down by Jason!
TheDarkWolf117 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice mount! Too bad he died early on, he looks like a nice fox.

May i have the link to your etsy shop??
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahahaha well i think he had a good long life. although if he waited just two more months he could have killed over while mating.......wouldn't that be a happy mans way to go!

link should be on my front page under STATS
TheDarkWolf117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol yes! that would sure be an interesting death all right! I wonder if that has ever happend.

Do you know heart failer is commen with ranched foxes, or is it more common in certian colors? I'd sure like to get another kit from him one day, I sure enjoyed meeting him! I wish I could have gone back in time and ask him more about their genetics, I know a lot more now.

Found it!
BlakKatKreations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Stunning markings on this ol chap, easy to see why he was used as a breeder... no doubt his kits were as gorgeous as he is
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
his younger pictures he was a very pale cross a absolute stunner. he didn't fur up as much this year probably because at some point he was having least that's what I was told, he was suppose to be pelted out but he just couldn't do it this year. The death pictures I had of him he was already stiff as a board and he had peed all over himself so he was wet.

I can only imagine what his kits did look like. he probably had a hell of a bachelor life! another fox I got that was a knocker was one of his finest breeders for 7 years. and even at 7 years old, grey and faded he just took my breath away! I never knew foxes lived to 7 years!
BlakKatKreations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
So very jeolous, I can only imagine some of the foxes youve had and seen.

I must admit, I find him more beautiful now, because of the life his lived.... it adds character and personality, hes a perfect example of remembering life... after death. Youve done a fantastic job on him.

Id love to get a grizzled old silver, just something about a white lipped old tod appeals to me.
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have seen and heard/learned about a lot of foxes, hell 5 years ago I was excited to get a new pelt in. Now every month they come in. I can get something worth 2K and simply bag it and tag it likes its nothing, Albinos, eh, white marks Had 40 at some point. Platinums.......oh pretty toss aside.

The only time I was kocking down UPS's door for a package was a 20K box full of skins from this year that went "missing"

we joke about colors, and what would be so cool, I laughed at the first Pink fox I seen several years ago, the next year I get a pink cross, the year after I get a few more. than here comes a pink white mark cross, the same year I get a full collar pink, and a amber white mark. simple colors we joked around about are now reality. Marbles, bagged a few Sun Glows, their easier than standard these days........dreamed of owning a white marble. get offered one. gets a GEO fox, next year gets a white marble. next year another white marble and a sunglow white, same year gets a marble cross to die for.........finds out Burgundy marbles and amber marbles are in the works.

one year was a dream year, we got to pick what we wanted to breed, and we decided go breed hybrids. so one year bagged a few hybrids.

After all these years I simply cant say I seen it all, every year something new comes out that proves me wrong. For once I can say though I been in this for the long haul and this year I was given a very special fox simply for being a best buyer. I was told at first to never show anyone till the market was over with simply because  he didn't want to get a mouthful form people, and I was to never sell it. A fox almost known and drooled over by every Calico lover out there. he don't look like what he used to years ago pictured. However he is a monster, with fur so amazing it still takes my breath away!

I figured someone out there who is against death but ok with natural would like him! he's a pretty old chap he is, not very big but full of character too!

hahaha I will keep my eye out for one for you! ;)
PrimusGod Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Now the only thing you need is a geo red fox and it seems your collection will have come full cycle lol!
BlakKatKreations Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I've always had a passionate fascination with genetics and breeding, its complexity like a dance of chance that just delights me with all the maddening possibilities.
I would have loved long ago to have bred dogs or cats, but a career in the pet industry has made me wiser to that and perhaps a little more cynical than I'd have liked ( Working with rescue/ RSPCA society robs you of any illusion or delusion as to where the unwanted end it. Its heart breaking) That said, I envy you guys in America with your mink and fox farms... now -that- would be a dream.
I'm only in my third year of Ranched foxes and maybe its the sheer distance and the rarity of them in Australia that helps maintain their novelty, but I'm far from over the delight of each new one that arrives on my door step.
Every individual is adored and inspected, its markings studied like some deflated sculpture that might give some hint to what it was and might want to be.
I have my name down for a pink this year.. and a brown.. and a Calico, standard perhaps to your collection but for me they are rare treasures the likes of which most people in Australia have never seen or experienced. A prominent fur dealer in my area had never heard or seen some of the colors I spoke with her about recently... its such a brave new world and I love standing at the door of it all!

... Oh.... EM.. GEE... you got that fox, gods If its the fox I think it is, I have coveted his skin for years * laughs* he is my vision of perfection in calico furred form and yes, I am very jealous now!
I would love to see pictures, just to see how he has changed ( but understand if you would prefer not to, keeping with the breeders wishes ) but he is a fox to be envious of and cant what to see what magic you make of him.
HumorousTrixx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy is way pretty too! :)
Love that mixture of colors. :3
FancyFoxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
omg why did you do this to me. 
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