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Angle Of Fox Ears

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by akhenenra, Jul 11, 2022.

  1. akhenenra

    akhenenra Member

    I was curious if someone could answer a newbie question. I have started mounting red foxes and am curious about ear angles. In the reference photos I have the ears are always fairly vertical, not 90* but more like 75*. But in photos of mounts including some from well known taxidermists the ears are always more like 45* from the head, kinda sticking out to the side.

    Any insight into why this is? Thanks for any answers
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    You must take into account for what the fox form/body is supposed to representing . So it all flows , like if it had 1 paw up on a log and staring , it is alert and focused , alert ears. If it’s walking the ears would be to the side and more relaxed. Let the pose dictate the eyes and ears attitude so as I said it flows .
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  3. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Don't use other mounts for reference. Use real live photo shots . Years ago I bought a dvd set from Marty Stouffer, It has tons of reference and it covers many species.
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