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Golden island by FoxyCreations Golden island by FoxyCreations
This is a very rare golden island fox, and he has feet which right now is next to impossible to find. This was a lucky find, although I am sure, like with most ranch foxes if there is enough demand we may start to see these guys with feet.
This fox was garment tanned, and graded, meaning he was not in anyway suitable for taxidermy, in other words a PAIN in the butt to mount. But with a lot of care I was able to get him done, and I am very proud of his outcome.
His ears were slit in half on the inside so I used bondo(second time doing this, Hilary helped me lol) instead of liners, overall they came out pretty nice for the damage they had.
These foxes are a cross between a blue fox and a red fox, and their fur is unbelievable.

close up of his face


NOTE: The golden island fox is not a wild fox it is not endangered. They are bred in captivity and are a mix between an arctic and red fox. They are not bred for taxidermy use, they are usually bred for the fur industry that is why they are rare to see in taxidermy, and especially rare with feet.
This fox was not killed for me or taxidermy. It died naturally and the person sold me the pelt to make up for the loss of the animal.
I thought it would be a good idea to preserve such an uncommon and beautiful fox, since it is rare to see them complete.
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Given 2011-04-27
An excellent example of an artform that seems to be very controversial lately. Keep in mind that almost all of the taxiderm-ed animals that you see were not killed for that purpose. Golden island by *FoxyCreations ( Featured by KubusRubus )
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chinchilla3232 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww!
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InkAndbones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*ask* sorry..
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InkAndbones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
may I asked where you purchased him at? :D
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, I swear it looks alive. You did a great job with it, the anatomy looks perfect. Thank you for bringing life and beauty back to this animal.
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wolffoxin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you find this beautiful guy? :wow:
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illslice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Do you ship to australia, i need to find an awesome artist to create a really big wolf plush for me orrrr if that is too impossible then i'll be happy with a fox
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FoxyCreations Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I cannot ship wolves international, to make the process legal it would cost over what the wolf is worth. I can usually only ship ranched or farmed animals to other countries since they are legal pretty much everywhere. If I were you though I would still check with my countries laws, because once I ship it I cannot be responsible for customs.
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illslice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Oh i see yes it's difficult to find out that stuff too because i have no idea to look. I do know that feathers and hides etc Australia does accept them but still not sure about your country. That sucks because your plushies are so beautiful and you know someone across the world wants one haha! xox
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Keiroko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O: we has these foxes around where I live..and some other oddly coloured foxes that have stripes in places..they are unusually friendly towards me and follow me around so I suspect they were domestically bred for some reason or another.
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FoxyCreations Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Golden island fox are not wild fox. They are artificially created by breeders, so it would be impossible for them to reproduce in the wild. However it could be possible that you have some escaped ranch fox living where you are. Most other ranch fox varieties can reproduce and mix with wild populations. Ranch foxes though are very domesticated and rarely last long in the wild, but I do believe the occasional few do.
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