Give me a break....Lynx and bobcats have been cross breeding since they`ve been in the same ecosystem...not too mention breeders cross breed them all the time...Looks like a plain old bobcat to me...
Man if it`s been estimated at 10,000 bucks then how the heck did it end up on ebay for probably 500.00 bucks...geeez
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This would make the mount look much better. The eyes make the cat!
Travis, For your info, I'm selling for the trapper. And whats wrong in making a few bucks for the guy? I'm not getting nothing, just helping him out. He did get one offer for $3,500.00, and if it climbs to only $500.00 on ebay, big deal. No loss. I guess if I was desperate I would have my wife stand next to it naked, then it would get some attention. One more thing, Not everybodys perfect, and I'm one of those guys. You try to do your best and theres somebody always cutting you down. Maybe someday I'll be as good as TJ, and my eyes perfect everytime like his, but for now I'll just try to better myself.
It's all about marketing an item, you should really know that about eBay by now. The more you can add to it, and beef up its uniqueness the better you'll do selling it. What's the problem stating exactly what it is, a hybrid. Will it bring more money?, well I guess we'll find out. Chris does great work, I've always admired his work on eBay, he has good attention to detail.
a real one not just a fur name. didn't get the feet of a lynx but got the ears and tail
sorry one word DUST in your room.
I hope you get $10,000 for it. I love supply and demand. In fact I hope you get $100K for it. No offense Travis. This guy is one smart cookie! I wish I would have had the insight to market something as well as Chris did!
Does anybody know of a good Duster? Need some lessons.
naked! That really gets MY attention. Those feather dusters are good for something, lol.
LOL,,wish I thought of that! What a good one, if my wife reads this forum I'll be in the Doghouse!
"one of the only mounted hybrids in the world"....That`s the area I have a problem with...there is a difference between marketing, and blowing things out of proportion...as I stated above cross breeding has been going on for years in captivity and in nature too..I can drive about 3 miles from my house and see 3 of them in captivity...I guarrantee ya that up in the north country they have cross bred for years...just look at southern cats compared to northern cats...there is quite a big difference not only in size but by markings especially....personally it looks to me like your deceiving the public...it`s cool that it`s documented---no deception there---but to claim it`s one of the only ones in the world is a strong statement....good luck
I guess I didn't know that lynx and bobcats were bred in captivity and I may be wrong there. Maybe should change title. Well, you stated that it looks like a normal bobcat, but when the trapper went in to register his cat, the gamewardens took it and said it was a lynx. They even gave him a warning tickit. After the testing, is when I found out it was a hybrid. This was the first time I have ever heard of them and like I said, had no idea that they were bred. Now one question for you? Do Hybrids have offspring? No hard feelings Travis, like to here opinions.
I`d say yes to the offsprings...My friend has cross bred them and they do reproduce again...I doubt a person would find much documented information on it..I personally thought it looked like a regular bobcat. The last two cats i`ve done have had 5/8 to 3/4 ear tufts on them..how long are they on that cat ya got...just curious did he have a white patch under the tip of his tail?
A naked wife would probably help.
The hybrid has 1 1/2 inch tuffs and no white on the tail. Also, very light spots on the belly, more like the lynx. Except for those details, I agree with you, looks more like a bobcat than the Lynx.
Is that cat missing its front right paw? That is what it looks like in the picture. There are only two area on that cat that really need some work. The top end of the pupils need to be tipped in slightly towards each other. And the ears could be crisper.
Why didn't the trapper want to keep it? I know I would never part with it if I trapped it.
The Paw is there, maybe bad pics or something. I do agree with you that the ears should be more crisper. They were all burnt and I had a hard time. When the game wardens took the cat I had it rolled up nice in a plastic bag. Apparently when they took samples for dna they just through it in there freezer and did not roll it up. They just threw it in like a towel, I guess they need some lessons. The cat stayed that way for about 2 months. Thats not all, When they finally called the trapper, they said they had some bad news, the freezer which the cat was in went out and they said they were not sure it was good or not, well, thats what I got! And your last question, He wants to take his wife on a vacation in Alaska. I myself would keep the cat.