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Chart for the Red Fox and its color mutants.

Feel free to use this as a guide if you aren't sure what color your fox pelt is!
Also keep in mind these are names for Ranched fox. Wild fox have a different set of names (besides red, cross, silver cross and silver).

Names come straight from the handbook, and are the official/correct names for the shown color mutants (color shades and markings may vary irl from fox to fox)


I will also be doing charts for Arctic and Blue foxes, as well as the Red Fox/Arctic Fox Hybrids :) Keep an eye out for those in the near future.



Note: I did not include every single color in the book, as many of them do not have pictures and/or are nearly exact to some of the other colors of the same species.



Reference used: "Beautiful Fur Animals - and their colour genetics (English version)" published by SCIENTIFUR
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:iconpuzzliluna:
puzzliluna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I love his drawings and works. They are wonderful. I would like to get in touch with you. Well, I 'm investigating the appearance of blue eyes in dogs. And I like his drawings and research. It is not easy to find information . If you can , write me to lunalubna@hotmail.com Thank you
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Horsecup Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really nice reference! :D
Great job. c':
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FrontierFurs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I really like this! Would it be alright if I shared it on my "Frontier Furs" Facebook page? (giving you proper credit, of course!)
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
sure
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wawity-fox Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I need a photo of Whitemark Red, somebody have?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconwawity-fox:
wawity-fox Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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PitchBlackTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
This is very helpful for me, since I have a tonne of fox and wolf characters! ;)
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Avlenna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I was looking for a specific coloration for a fox character that I am making for a story and stumbled across this.  This is gorgeous and very helpful for the creation of this character.  I may link the final image to you just so you can see how I based her.  :)
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Last-of-the-wilds004 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Have you got something like this but with wolves? :D
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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RainbowThief52 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you get all these colors of fox furs?
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:iconmoonlitfox15:
MoonlitFox15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
question... in your opinion, whats the most expensive fox pelt on this chart?
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SevenZee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know you didnt ask me, but from what I've seen, Georgian white
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MoonlitFox15 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh, how much do they go for? never heard of that breed before. Then again, I never heard of half of them on the chart. xD
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SevenZee Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ive personally never seen the price, but I know theres one or two georgian RED pelts out there but theres only like 11 in the whole world so I'd imagine that pelt would go for a pretty penny LOL As far as georgian whites go.. I hardly ever see any of them either, though they're more common that georgian reds I think. Im just guessing that the rarest pelt would cost the most xD

Heres a Georgian red x3 primusgod.deviantart.com/art/G…
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MoonlitFox15 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOL the price of a car probably.. xD
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Alichzy72 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the watermark cross!~~ So bueatiful
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xXHiddenWolfXx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Amber Platinum is one of my favorites~
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Aniuk-The-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
dlkfjdsljvcx,mb. Thank you very much. ^^
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XoxOtiggerOxoX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I really like that Platinum cross pelt!
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EquusAustralia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's amazing how many colours there are! I used to think there was just red, grey, and white :/ shows how much i know about pelts....
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MochaLlama Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
All of the other colors are man made mutations from fur farming, so naturally they wouldn't really occur in the wild/rarity.
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FancyFoxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they actually can appear. 
About 6 hunters here in australia have gotten a a whitemark red, a similar fox to a sunglow but heavily patterned and patchy foxes. not to mention black patches on red. 

Australian reds are not decendents of fur farmed foxes. But were bought over by the euro's back whe they first arrived and used for fox hunting..so yes 99% of the population is inbred here. 
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MochaLlama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's still due to in-breeding/breeding with a certain population a technique that fur farms use. I wasn't stating that foxes in Australia came from fur-farms yes the British did take them over for hunting purposes. Certain red morphs would be easier to produce in a wild environment (there will always be flukes) but most of these coats are purely bred for certain markings done by human breeding methods, if it happens in the wild this is rare not totally impossible but very rare.
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FancyFoxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find the whole thing very interesting. 

It is a strange thing genetics. 

Like for instance. this one hunter. In the area he hunted, all of them had a deformed left leg. Even the young pups. 

Others have certain markings. Like this guy i get most of my fox tails and pelts from. All of the foxes in his area are heavily ticked with black gaurd hairs, commonly with pale underneath and an orange stripe with deep red guard hairs at the top. Most have a small tip or a brown tip.  Others i have seen from other places have more orange and black then pale washed out orange and white. 
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EmuCat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I have an (old- very old!) fur coat, which was listed as and appears to be fox, but I'm not sure what kind. It was listed as "silver fox", but it is nothing like a silver fox! It IS silvery-ish in literal colour, but if I had to describe it, I'd say it was a creamy coloured coat with a sprinkling of black guard hairs. Any idea what this could be?
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SkinnedFawxTaxidermy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
do you have a pic?
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:iconemucat:
EmuCat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could take one - watch my deviations xD
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Erathea Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh, lawdy what a wonderful reference! thankyou this is wonderful!
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EllipticalPuppy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
By far, the most intricate pelt chart I've seen. :) I've been searching for one that includes the more rare colors, and I'm glad to see the Georgian white on here! I love those. :heart:
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PrinceofPride Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this guide, I just realized I've never seen a Georgian White before in my entire life. Is it rare or something? I recognize all the other fox colors.
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Flashthorn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love moon glow and platnium
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concaholic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Just wondering, besides cross and silver foxes, do any of these other variations occur in the wild?
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Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only red, gray, arctic, cross and silver :meow:
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Luccistar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You missed a few : Sapphire sunrise, golden amber, cinnamon gold, champagne (pink), glacier red, glacier blue, and a few 10 others I think.

There are 53 or 54 fox colors (if I remember well haha) :P
I saw this website about foxes and fox colors a while ago, but I can't seem to find it anymore, if I do, I'll write it to you on this link. It had ALL the colors (well at least 50 different) and there was even a little text about the genetics behind each color morph :)

I'll see if I can find it!

But your chart is really cool, the colors are EXTREMELY realistic, and it's very helpful.
I understand you could've not known about the other colors (they might be more rare) but those you drew are actually the most known/used for taxidermy so it's very helpful :)
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Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They said they didn't add others because the colors are near what other kinds look like xD
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Luccistar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no no no, the other colors that are not listed here are WAY different! I am currently making a vulpes vulpes chart at the moment, I did a hybrid and a arctic fox one! :) look at www.thefriendlyfox.webs.com/color-variations it's one of my websites, not completely done yet, but that's the page about the colors.
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH, dude, thanks for this! i was wondering if burgundy whitemarks were even a real variation (my fursona is a burgundy whitemark fox). XD

Between this and your site and the other good fur variations chart on here, we have all the colours@ There are some on your site I've never even heard of before.

This is totally helpful for my comic :D
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Luccistar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it helped you! My website is not quite done, actually. I'll have to find some time to add the last 3-4 colors and finish everything!
This spring 2013, I will get a champagne fox (a live one, as a pet) and I will change the picture on the website, for a better reference.

Do you have a picture of your burgundy whitemark? They are so rare, I'd love to see one!

You're making a comic? I'd love to see/read it when it's done :D
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's not an actual fox; just my fursona. But I made it on the assumption that there are whitemarks for other variations, so there must be one for a burgundy. Even though she's not really burgundy XD

this is her, though. [link]

if I could find a burgundy whitemark pelt... I think I'd die.
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Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg.. So many different colors x.x
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:iconluccistar:
Luccistar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They're all beautiful, aren't they? :)
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Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the white mark fire and ice
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Saffronesque Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Would you happen to know the genetics behind it? If not, where can I get this book? D:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
Very cool ^_^ Great work
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henganskater Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very very usefull!
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2deeliroo-kun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing it.
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NagareboshiNoKokoro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
o.o No pink foxes? I have seen a few in taxi.net but I hear they are quiet rare.
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stalionron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no way
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