Interesting article on foxes

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Interesting article on foxes

Post by TimL_168 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:01 am

I remember my dad telling me about this program a decade ago

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... tudy-news/
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by centrop67 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 pm

I have never heard of the program, but having seen it, I have questions...

Why foxes and not wolves?
How bad are the aggressive versions?
Can study of that gene in dogs determine the ones that may be too aggressive?
Who gets to keep all the friendly foxes?
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by borellar15 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:58 pm

centrop67 wrote:
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Who gets to keep all the friendly foxes?
:lol: right? I want one!
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:42 am

I'm pretty sure an article I read about it a long time ago made it clear that it was part of a fur farm
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:43 am

centrop67 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 pm
I have never heard of the program, but having seen it, I have questions...

Why foxes and not wolves?
How bad are the aggressive versions?
Can study of that gene in dogs determine the ones that may be too aggressive?
Who gets to keep all the friendly foxes?
Foxes are smaller, eat less, and are less lethal when they get ornery. There's also a better market for their pelts.
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:22 pm

I mean mine is pretty cool and trained
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:39 pm

yes, it said he got them from a Canadian fur farm eh?? LOL. That is a pretty cool study, I want one now.
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 pm

Hey Steve, how hard do they hit?
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Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:22 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:
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yes, it said he got them from a Canadian fur farm eh?? LOL. That is a pretty cool study, I want one now.
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Re: Interesting article on foxes

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:22 pm
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:39 pm
yes, it said he got them from a Canadian fur farm eh?? LOL. That is a pretty cool study, I want one now.
I know a breeder not far from you!
oooooooooooooh that would be so tempting !!!!
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