The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal.  Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this.  I had a "black" fox squirrel that I hand raised.  He lived to be 12 years old, a full ten years longer than he would have in the wild.

The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal. Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this. I had a "black" fox squirrel that I hand raised. He lived to be 12 years old, a full ten years longer than he would have in the wild.

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This was labeled as an Arrctic fox, but it looks like a domesticated silver fox to me. And it reminds me of ichimaru gin!!

This was labeled as an Arrctic fox, but it looks like a domesticated silver fox to me. And it reminds me of ichimaru gin!!

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Silver domesticated fox. I read about the domesticated foxes in a National Geographic. Ever since that, I wanted one.

Silver domesticated fox. I read about the domesticated foxes in a National Geographic. Ever since that, I wanted one.

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The silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a melanistic form of red fox. Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation: some are completely bla...

The silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a melanistic form of red fox. Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation: some are completely bla...

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Pictures of Rylai, an incredibly adorable domesticated silver Siberian Red Fox

Pictures of Rylai, an incredibly adorable domesticated silver Siberian Red Fox

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