Was shot by the farmer 12/3/10 off a farm I used to trap in southern York county. He then gave me the fox. I first noticed the black going far up the legs, then when I splayed it out back up I thought hmmm, just needs some more black further up and blending and maybe some black silvers on the head.
What do you think? BTW it is skinned for full mount taxidermy and my plan was to sell it.
This is typically what I see here in southern York county as far as reds go. I've only caught one with the nice white snowball at the end of the tail and bright cherry red color phase. Most are just as pictured with the blondish rump and heavy black legs with greyish belly. I have noticed that the females tend to have more of the blondish color to them. I've gotten into the mange with the last several I've taken too.
i like unique reds like this. the rusty grey colors do make them look almost a hybrid cross or something of that nature. i got a red this year similar in bucks county and thought the same thing. very nice catch.