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The long wait has finally paid off :D

I got my little White Mark pup in the mail today, and I couldn't be happier.

This little guy was freeze dried by [link] , and boy am I glad I had him freeze dried instead of skinned for me to mount. He's so tiny! He's smaller than my other whitemark pup.

This little guy was one of 3 that were taken out of the nest box by their mother during a wind thunderstorm and died :(
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ChyuuImvu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this by snooping...I want one now...Can't find pups around here though but man I'd love to get one. So adorable. 
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Chinchillachilla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's beautiful! His eyes are very complimentary to his fur! Awesome job! omg (animation) 
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Squad1rox Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Does he have a name?
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Squad1rox Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
He's adorable!
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halierae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor baby.
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The poor thing...

apparently it's a silver fox... a domesticated one... 
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DottiFox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, these are also bred on fur farms :u
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MonolithHyena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
You sure? It says white mark fox in the description. Silvers dont have a face stripe
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfacehoofplz:

domesticated silver fox....
look them up... some do have the white stripe on the face...


"white mark fox" is not a real species of fox... it's simply a name for a certain striped pattern on
a domesticated silver fox.

the white face mark is reminence of 60+ years of selective breeding...
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MonolithHyena Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
White mark is a mutation not a species. I know what a silver is. 
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
White mark is a mutation not a species
exactly... it's a genetic mutation of a Domesticated silver fox.
you will not get that mutation in any other species of fox, because the silver fox
is the only species of fox to be domesticated...

Note: Wild silver foxes WILL NOT have this mutation...
it's exclusive to the domesticated silver fox.


the mutation came about because some guy from a Russian fur farm bred the tame foxes together....
after years of breeding, strange markings began to appear on the fox's fur...

including, but not limited to, the white mark on the face...
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leopardluver11 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh he is so cute but yes never let a beautiful animal that has passed rot
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KyleVampireWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Why would you even buy that?? That is inhuman! ;A;
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Letting a beautiful animal such as this rot away and be forgotten after death is inhuman imo.
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robybunny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Since you use dead animals to create your creatures it is very right.
But here on DA I have seen too many people to buy pelts and to buy killed animals to do their artistic creatures.
That is inhuman
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KyleVampireWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well killing it doesn't solve much! That's just stupid and cruel.
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
He didn't kill it.
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Nyxis-Sanura Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
You aren't very bright, are you? :\

Personally, I love that this little guy's image is preserved for a long long time. He's so cute. :]
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
"This little guy was one of 3 that were taken out of the nest box by their mother during a wind thunderstorm and died."

Please read the description next time.
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Allykittyartist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Wait a min. so you paid to make him frozen as well as all as the other dead pups?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Freeze drying is when all the moisture is taken out of the animal so that it won't rot and smell over time. The pup isn't actually cold frozen, it's more-so dried in a certain pose.

I paid for the pup to be freeze-dried after it had died. This pup and it's litter mates died because their mother took them out of the nest box during a nasty wind storm during the night. I did not pay for them to die
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twilight-nightfall Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
omg so beautifullll!
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Das-Mimi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Where did you get this lil one? I'd love to get one!
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CVDart1990 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What size eyes did you use?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't mount this little one, it was freezedried. I have no idea what size eyes the guy used D:
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CVDart1990 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know you had it freeze dried, I just thought you would know the eye size :P

Would you be able to get a photo of it next to a ruler and some all around photos? I really need reference photos of cubs that size. I want to needle felt life size cubs and this one is the perfect size :D

You wouldn't have to post the photos, you could just email them to me.
Let me know and I will give you my email address.
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MiniaturePaws Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How precious. Poor lil fella.. but hes a sweetheart.
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FurryFoxFur Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What does it mean to have them freeze dried? does he have a form?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
no form, but does have glass eyes. It's a process where all the moisture is removed from the body over a period of a few months. Still has all the bones and such. If taken care of, it'll last as long as a traditional mounted animal :) Doesn't have an odor or anything
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aha! was wondering how the eyes didn't shrivel. I'm going "okay... those have to be glass..." XD
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FurryFoxFur Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool :)
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leopardpaws Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
just curious, how much did one of these cost? Its so cute!
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I believe the pup was $100, then another $125 to have it freezedried... then if you add in the shipping charges, it was around $250 total lol
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thealphessofherpack Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
poor baby
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UTERI Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he will be loved after death u w u such a beautiful creature doesn't deserve to just rot away and be forever forgotten.
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blackicemoon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
What is he? A fox?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
yup
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Esaki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH GOD HE IS ADORABLE! If you can, please take a few snaps of him next to your other foxes for size ref, i would love to see how small he is! He looks so tiny and cute!

If i was a kid or someone that didnt know about taxidermy, i would think that this was a kitten! He's a doll!
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll do that tomorrow when there's more light :)
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Esaki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH GOODIE 8D only if you have time of course! :heart:
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fossilizedmouse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, this is beautiful, how much did it cost you to have it freezedried?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
$133 total
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fossilizedmouse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's not too bad for such a nice job :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He's beautiful. :o I always feel a little sad whenever I see a BABY animal as a taxidermy even though I know there's no moral difference between a baby animal and an adult one. Still, the little chap died of "natural causes" and it can't be helped.

He's a beauty for sure.
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I feel the same way about the babies, but as long as they weren't purposely killed for it then I'm ok. Better to preserve it's beauty than to have it thrown away and forgotten forever.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly. :nod: Although whenever I see them in taxidermy shops I can't help but wonder how they passed.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully I think most places have limits on the ages of animals you can take, at least via hunting. Like if I recall around here grabbing anything from a den is a no-no. Might be exceptions in some population control situations (hopefully only when they get too out of hand but, well...) And I can't imagine any sensible farm deliberately harvesting a critter before it's old enough to bear much fur. So I figure on that end your conscience is probably pretty clear. :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah. I know it's not economical to go after the baby animals for any reason, so it's safe to assume their deaths were natural or otherwise unavoidable.
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Darcum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
He looks so adorable! It's a shame he died :(
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Vampire-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
He's beautiful! I love the tiny little paws! :)
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