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Fox Weathervane – With Feather

Fox Weather Vane with Feather


This Fox Weather Vane, Trotting with Feather, Vulpes vulpes, was commissioned by a customer of ours in New Jersey. When viewing a potential property on which to build their home and farm they saw a beautiful vixen fox coming trotting out of the grasses in a field carrying a single feather in her mouth. Seeing her was the final factor that convinced them to purchase this particular piece of the land. In her honor, they commissioned this Fox Weather Vane.

These owners have been careful stewards of this land and the lovely fox and her offspring still reside happily on the property. Their Fox Weather Vane was completed in 1999 and had optional gilding added to the muzzle, chest, belly, tail tip and feather. Constructed in copper in a detailed, swell bodied style, with taxidermy glass eyes, this sweet critter has a wonderful sense of motion.

Another Fox with Feather Weather Vane is mounted on a Bed and Breakfast in Kansas. For that we added the name of the inn in gold leafed letters, using the same font as on their other promotional materials.

We recently received this note from another happy Fox with Feather Weather Vane;

I cried like a baby when my fox was put into its forever place. Thank You!                      It really is my crowning jewel.

One of our favorite Fox Weathervane with Feather installations was on top of a chicken coup! The customer had quite a sense of humor and visitors to their property get quite a laugh when they see his weathervane. This vane is also popular with people whose last name is Fox. Selecting a weathervane based on one’s last name is a time honored tradition; we have made Lion weathervanes for people whose last name is Lyon and Griffin Weathervanes for people whose last name is Griffin, to name just a few.

The presence of fox-like carnivores all over the globe has led to their appearance in the popular culture and folklore of many nations, tribes, and other cultural groups. By far the most common species of fox is the Red Fox, although different species are found on almost every continent.

Fox is a general term applied to any one of roughly 27 species of small to medium-sized, omnivorous canids, in the tribe, vulpini, with sharp features and a brush-like tail. Fox terminology is different from that used for most canids. Male foxes are known as dogs, tods, vixes (plural of vix), or reynards. Females are referred to as vixens, and their young are called kits or cubs, as well as pups. A group of foxes is a skulk.

Running Foxhounds

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Fox with Feather

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