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Old 06-08-2002, 12:49 AM
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Red vs. Grey Fox

Licensed and looking to be dead sure about this.

I know about where he lives. He has no white tip on his tail and he is a bit more grey than pictures I have seen.

I have read that they do change color. Is there a sure fire marking that distinguishes a red from a grey?

Need to know for sure.
Old 06-11-2002, 07:44 AM
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Red Fox have that definate redish orange color around their shoulders, even when they're younger or their coat is motley looking. They also have the black front and back legs and the backs of their ears are black. The white tipped tail is something that you'll see in a winter coat and/or an older Red Fox.

Grey Fox generally are verying shades of grey, from tip to tail. There is some orange coloring on the under belly of a Grey Fox, but it does not extend beyond the belly area. Their tails are mostly grey with streaks of white tip.
Also, a Grey's tail tends to be tall and thin as opposed to the round bushy tail of a Red.

Greys are smaller than Reds...approximately 10 lbs. smaller, but that's hard to determine when only one of them is standing there.

I hope this helps.
Good hunting, Bowhunter57
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Old 06-12-2002, 01:13 AM
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Thanks Bowhunter

He has both orange and grey color in his body. The black legs and ear tips are there, but he has no white tip and he is a bit on the small side.

Here is a picture of him.

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Old 06-12-2002, 08:08 AM
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jojo that's a red for sure!!
Old 06-12-2002, 08:29 AM
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