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Postby leadbiscuit » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:25 am

A few times over the years I've seen coyotes that were nearly entirely white. Sometimes they had a bit of brown and black on the chest and flanks. I've only seen two or three of them and it's always been in the winter. I can only guess that they are changing color with the seasons. Am I off track? Never had the chance to take one but they were nice looking dogs. Any of you guys seen much of this?

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Re: color change

Postby LeviM » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:12 am

it mostly has to do with the habitat they live it. Coyotes in trees, will be more brownish, coyotes in the open prairie will be more white.
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Re: color change

Postby Dcoy » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:07 pm

Never hunted coyotes that live in trees myself.Only critters I know that live in habits are nuns and those habits are more black than white.On the other hand,Levi is younger and tougher than me so I'd better drop this wise ass habit of mine. :lol:


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Re: color change

Postby lyonch » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:36 pm

Dcoy wrote:Never hunted coyotes that live in trees myself.Only critters I know that live in habits are nuns and those habits are more black than white.On the other hand,Levi is younger and tougher than me so I'd better drop this wise ass habit of mine. :lol:



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Re: color change

Postby bucksnbears » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:42 pm

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Re: color change

Postby LeviM » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:46 pm

Dcoy wrote:Never hunted coyotes that live in trees myself.Only critters I know that live in habits are nuns and those habits are more black than white.On the other hand,Levi is younger and tougher than me so I'd better drop this wise ass habit of mine. :lol:


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Re: color change

Postby Coyotehunter » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:31 pm

there are 19 subspecies of coyotes and you will see some color variations. You will also see some changes in the seasons but it has more to do with them Molting in the summer with the longer guard hairs filling in with the coming of the shorter days.
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Re: color change

Postby leadbiscuit » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:35 pm

An intelligent answer and some good entertainment. I couldn't ask for any more.


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