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.