Awesome! They are pretty rare from what I have seen.
Got me one of those a few years back too. He didn't have quite as much red in him as yours though. 220 Swift and 55 gr Bergers did a heck of a number on his right front shoulder at 110 yds upon exiting....i.e. this leg was held on by a little piece of hide.
Last year i went up bear hunting, and on the way home a cross fox jumped out about 30 yards away from the truck and stood in the middle of the road. It was almost pure black with a silver tip on the tail and ears and a silver under belly. Later that night it came to the door step of the cabin eating a beaver carcass that was left for us to use as bait from a local trapper.
This year i went up moose hunting and a buddy of mine had a cross fox very similar in color to yours come within 150 yards of him at a clear cut.
we let both go because the fur wasn't thick the first year due to early bear hunt and let the second one go this year cause there was suspensively a large bull moose in the area and we didn't want to ruin our chances.
I did go straight to the taxidermist.
Never heard of them before. Glad to know there is a few running around out there. The fur on this one is pretty good. Would have been better in a month or so but it is in great shape. Cant wait to get it back from the taxidermist.
He has a little bit of a hole to patch on the exit side. Should have taken the 17 Rem that day. Oh well. My new 243 got its first fur!
I grew up on a mink/fox farm. My dad, uncles and grandpa all had mink and fox. We use to get our crossfox by crossing a red with a silver. The best came out with a cross on their back, which is where I thought they got their name. Yours has a very obvious cross on his back.
I can't count how many mink and fox me and my twin brother have skinned in our life.