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Shadeow the pure black fox!!

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I made up his name combining "Shadow" and "Shade"...... SHADEOW!!..don't judge.

I went to go pick up this guy from the post office!!! Ugh he's amazing.. WHY DID THE HUNTER CHOP HIM UP.. Seriously it's very very rare to come across a pure black fox. BLACK FOXES ARE SUPER RARE. I'm talking about ones that have nooo silver tipping period. Just straight jet black. He's almost the size of my ranch foxes. 

He doesn't have a bit of silver tipping in him that most silver foxes have. Not a single one. The only white he has on him are the typical markings like the white tipped tail, a chest spot and his "landing lights" XDD (dunno why their boy parts always have diff colors but on a dark animal you can always tell where the boyhood is haha) 

Unfortunately he's not mountable..not even close to a second chance. He has no eyelid nor lip skin period so unless a taxidermist out there is a miracle worker he's gonna stay a danglebuddy. Which is okay because most of my collection is wallhangers XD. Luckily they didn't strip his ears so they are intact and he has good length of legskins. I'll rehydrate his face later. 


Seriously guy you coulda sold this pelt for top $$$ to a taxidermist had you not chopped such a rare animal to pieces!! Just like those white coyotes on H&F too haha. 

He's a keeper though XD.  Sorry the the crappy photo, seriously this room isn't camera friendly, just makes everything look like crap. 
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Date Taken
Mar 12, 2014, 4:07:58 PM
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artistNJCHobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so fluffy! :la:
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ckhigh1994Student Artist
Woah! What a gorgeous pelt, I'd like to have a pure black fox head dress
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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InNaturesImageHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely do want! :love:
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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KangeeTheOnyxFoxHobbyist Artist
Sad to see his skin so butchered, but you're super lucky. I've been looking everywhere for a black fox, dyed or not.
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Zombie-KumosHobbyist General Artist
I dye pelts lol heres an example;

sta.sh/0gp758ssci

You ever get a pelt with good leather and want it dyed I can do it lol

(Random business plug hurrr)
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KangeeTheOnyxFoxHobbyist Artist
Maybe, but first I'd need to save up the money for the pelt.. and then save up for you to do the dying. I don't trust myself. No idea what to do.
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
yeah! I figured true black foxes existed out there somewhere but didn't think i'd come across one on hideandfur haha.
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KangeeTheOnyxFoxHobbyist Artist
hideandfur as in the site moscow hide and fur, or is this one i havent heard yet?
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
it's that one XD.
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KangeeTheOnyxFoxHobbyist Artist
Ermagerd XD I haven't been on there in months. They're good eh? lol
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
Besides their prices being a bit steep sometimes I do love em! 
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KangeeTheOnyxFoxHobbyist Artist
Well they're more personal and much better than Chichester in my opinion. After having many issues with them (as well as a $75 order minimum!!!) I switched to moscow and stuck.
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FancyFoxTaxidermyStudent Artisan Crafter
you could always try midnightwolf designs. Or maybe if you wanted lifesize...you could go with leslie. 

You are making me wish i bought this fox LOL. 
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
I've tried midnight before for Blimp but I never got a response XD. He's got too many issues. In the end he'd probably look strange if he was managed to put together, even one of his eyes were enlarged XD. I've rehydrated his face now. Now he looks wicked with his ears back to shape XD.
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FancyFoxTaxidermyStudent Artisan Crafter
Hunters D: lol. 

Yeah. i have contacted her before but no response...from hat i have seen she has commissions like there is no tomorrow. I am surprised no one else gets commissions like her. 
WolvenLea's avatar
Man is he gorgeous!
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
he is!
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HunterStrait Digital Artist
Its a shame hes not mountable at the moment.
When i get the chance at getting a coyote from somebody, i ain't letting them skin it!
They're gonna have to send in the whole dog!
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
yeah really!! 
ShadiSin's avatar
Maybe bit and piece him back together? o.o does he have a lower jaw? since he's solid black more or less, maybe you could have legs dyed & the such..
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pookyhorseHobbyist General Artist
I'd have to find a taxidermist that is crazy skilled to piece him back together.. But yeah I know at least one person that can sell me dyed fox feet...and I'd need a lower jaw. 

somebody that can deal with no skin around the eyes and mouth..he'd have to be an open jawed..something LOL. 
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Soft mount or traditional? o.o

Skinnedwulf might be able to.
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