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Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby jrod1989 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:58 pm

There have been several times that someone has asked whether red foxes and arctic foxes could hybridize, so I thought I would post some pics of these hybrids.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby xLovey » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:04 pm

They look awkward, almost as if nature didn't intend for them to breed ^_^' But I'm sure they'd be a lot cuter if they weren't scared and locked in tiny cages.... Where are these pictures from?
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby Lasergrl » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:11 pm

I agree they do look strange. I dont think they look scared, they look like they are kinda perturbed at being woken up, especially the last one :lol:
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby Ash » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:53 pm

They're so interesting! I assume they probably don't all survive or they can't have babies, right? Otherwise would there be more of these guys? They're lovely.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby ruscithil » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Wow! Very interesting, thanks for sharing this!

They are (supposed to be) infertile.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby jrod1989 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:10 pm

I found these on a czechoslovakian fur farming website. I agree, they do look strange. They are all sterile, and I believe they were all conceived through artificial insemination. Because of the large chromosome number difference between the two species the hybrids chromosomes pair up in a pretty unusual looking way, I don't think theres even the slightest chance that one would be fertile.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby Elina » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:04 pm

How odd that they have round pupils, Corsacs are meant to be the only foxes in the world with round pupils!
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby xLovey » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:51 am

I think it's just that their pupils are large from the light, they're probably still slits though.

I figured that's where the pictures were from (if not scared, they still look awfully wary), but I think it's kind of weird that a fur farm would breed them. It just seems like a lot of effort to make a fox that has sort of gross, custard-pus colored fur. They're still foxes of course, so they're cute, but I think a normal red or arctic fox would have much more pretty fur.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby Puppycrush15 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:10 am

They look just beautiful!
I had not known before that arctics and reds could interbreed. It's very interesting to learn this!
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby DARKLIGHTJAK » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:19 am

beautiful,
golden island, blue frost and northern lights.
their fur has an actual unique feel to it as well, they are quite poofy but have the thickness of a arctic/polar fox <3
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby illida » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:23 pm

they look cute to me any idea where someone could buy one? icon_biggin.gif
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:29 pm

I think Daisy at Tiny Tracks said they were breeding some this year.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:32 pm

Yep is buried in the how to get a fur farm fox thread.

Daisy wrote:We are going Hybrid some Golden Islands , Shadow Blue Frost and Platinum Arctics this year to see how they sell . They are beautifully colored . But they are sterile.
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby BB » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:32 am

Is this DARKLIGHTJAK for real or what???
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Re: Red Fox and Arctic Fox Hybrid Pics

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:41 pm

They didn't post anything inappropriate. As to their website, I have a box full of anteater bones. So what?

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