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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Light Rail Coyote, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    Have heard a bit of confusing information regarding brindle coyotes. Some people seem to think that any charcoal-colored or abnormally dark coyote is 'brindle'. But an animal with true brindle coloration will have stripes and mottled patches of brown, black, tan, and gray. In a coyote, the coloration looks much like it does on a Dutch shepherd dog.

    Here's a pretty exceptional example of brindle markings in a canine: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C9kWzhlSosY/ULtd3CMo9XI/AAAAAAAAAXA/-OLVJ3_ZKiQ/s1600/DutchShepherd.jpg
    Since that one is a little light in color, here's a darker brindle dog, more similar to the brindle coyotes I've seen and worked with personally: http://www.younghaus.com/uploads/images/RudiePeggeA.jpg

    Among coyotes, it's usually easy to spot brindle markings on the belly and legs, where the length of the fur doesn't hide the variation in colors. If it's all one color, and doesn't have stripes, it's not a brindle coyote.

    Here's more information about brindle markings in canines: http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/brindle.html

    Hope this helps!
  2. xWolfHauntx

    xWolfHauntx New Member

    I have to agree with LightRail Coyote, I've seen a few melanistic coyotes be called brindle, but that is not the case. It's hard to mistake a brindle coyote even with it's legs chopped off, they have such unique markings. You's see mottled stripes or splashes of darker color on the light parts of the coyote, which typically are the legs, underside, and fact, but with most coyotes that don't have an overly saturated saddle, you'll see them on the rest of the body too, looking like they are spanning out of the saddle I've seen even, like vines. Some coyotes actually have brindle in their saddles.

    You should upload pics of your coyote when you can and we could likely help you with what coloration your coyote is.

  3. Dritt

    Dritt New Member

    Here's a pretty coyote/coy-dog I recently bought from a guy up in Maine.


    And here is a little red pup I had. It became my first life size, and, despite its many issues (lots of skinning holes, a shredded fore-leg, and badly slipped legs), came out fairly decent. I also have a huge male coyote that could be this little guy's fully grown twin, but sadly did not get any good pictures of it before sending it off to the tannery.

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  4. This is my wallhanger Brindle Coyote;

  5. skallet roseri

    skallet roseri needless to say!

    Telling you Dritt, I will give you a nice pretty penny for that Black and Tan coyote you got there! Hahaha
  6. midnightwolfdesigns

    midnightwolfdesigns New Member

    My "Coyote Rainbow". Looks like I need to add a brindle and a piebald to this collection..... The white is actually an enhanced moonlight coyote. But everything else is natural!!




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  8. Just_Me_Niki

    Just_Me_Niki New Member

    Found this picture of a melanistic whitetail buck a few years ago. Sure hope she had him mounted lifesize. Gorgeous.

    Pic from: http://www.thejump.net/hunting/4-hunting-6/whitetail-pictures-11.htm

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  9. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    LOVE that he's still got a white underside to his tail. That's one unique buck for sure!
  10. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    I've seen that picture before and I've always wanted to dye a deer to look like that. Such an awesome animal. You never see any of those melanistic deer mounted.
  11. MiniaturePaws

    MiniaturePaws Member

    Would love to see some more abnormal critters!
  12. TheFianna

    TheFianna New Member

    Here's my contribution

    Oddly colored deer hooves. Seems some of our local deer have some black/dark brown markings on their feet.

    Almost white piebald whitetail pelt. Wish I had the whole thing :(
  13. cynpeterson

    cynpeterson Active Member

    Cream coyote
    Dark brown/black coyote
    Ginger coyote
    Ginger's face
    Black and white coyote
    White coyote
    White coyote details
    Possible coyote/wolf
    Red phased bob next to normal
    Red phased bobcat
    Leucistic antelope

    Since there was a request for more, here you go!
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  14. cynpeterson

    cynpeterson Active Member

    Midnightwolfdesigns- I am totally in love with that gray coyote on the front of your coyote rainbow!
  15. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    love the pronghorn...have never seen one like it
  16. Silverose01

    Silverose01 Proud member of LTBBOI


    Had for a while, gonna mount her up soon. Pretty small coyote/shepherd mix
  17. S Ponder

    S Ponder New Member

    Odd colored coon

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  18. duxznbucx

    duxznbucx Member

    A couple odd colored coon Done by Kellys wildlife.

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  19. bmdakk

    bmdakk Report to moderator

    wierd eyes on a Bobcat!!!!

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  20. classicfur

    classicfur Taxidermist - 30 Years

    Blackest coyote I have ever seen. Customer brought this in today.

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