Red Fox

Two natural color variants occur in the red fox as 25% are cross foxes with black stripes down the back and shoulders, and 10% are silver foxes with a silver and black coat.

Two color variants of the red fox commonly occur.

Cross foxes, making up 25% of red fox individuals, have reddish brown fur with a black stripe down the back and another across the shoulders.

Silver foxes make up 10% of red fox individuals, and range from strong silver to nearly black. Silver foxes are the most prized by furriers.

Image | © Zdeněk Macháček, Some Rights Reserved, Unsplash
Sources | (Fox, 2007; MacDonald & Reynolds, 2005)

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