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Blond Tayras

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Blond Tayras

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:38 pm

We need these in the pet trade. Someone needs to make this happen.

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Considering the markings I'm wondering if that's one of their subspecies.

not quit as light but the face is also light instead of masked so cool too but not as cool.
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby Peacefulward » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:34 pm

They're beautiful, I'd love to see them in the pet trade as well.
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby Juska » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:38 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tayra

"At least seven subspecies are currently recognized:

Eira barbara barbara (northern Argentina, Paraguay, western Bolivia and central and southern Brazil)
Eira barbara biologiae (central Costa Rica and Panama)
Eira barbara inserta (South Guatemala to central Costa Rica)
Eira barbara madeirensis (west Ecuador and northern Brazil)
Eira barbara peruana (the eastern Andes in Peru and Bolivia)
Eira barbara poliocephala (eastern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northeastern Brazil)
Eira barbara senex (central Mexico to northern Honduras)
Eira barbara senilis (northern Ecuador)
Eira barbara sinuensis (Colombia, western Venezuela, northern Ecuador, and Panama)"

There aren't any pages for any of the subspecies so I assume the blond kind is a subspecies. They look like a Tazmanian devil and a pine marten had babies, haha. Or maybe a smooth coated wolverine.

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Found a video of two of them playing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoaPYipeTA8
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:12 pm

The regular dark ones are in the pet trade but I think most are imports. You want to ensure it was bottle fed to get a good pet. I thin Chasing tail breeds them now.

A young tayra playing with a young raccoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGKmhBuAd7g

Wish they at least had descriptions for the subspecies but I agree it looks more like a subsepcies difference than just a color morph.
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby caninesrock » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:32 pm

Tayras are very cool. I think they'd be interesting pets. :) I prefer the brown ones though, but the blonde ones are super unique looking.
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby Ash » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:51 pm

Oooh. I like those blonds! They've been a species that interests me.
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Re: Blond Tayras

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:46 pm

A leucistic version Image

And one from the first post the link isn't working any more
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edit: oh at some point the blonds were documented so a subspecies like I though no info with the image though
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