sapphire fox

This is a taxidermy of a Radium Fox (not my image), an extinct colour phase of ranch fox (vulpes vulpes). They occurred by random chance mutation on a fur farm that solely raised silver fox. 3 kits of this colour were born in a single litter in the 1930s and the farmer promptly culled them, thinking they had no value. Eventually the colour cropped up in another litter again, which he allowed to mature for showing purposes. Unfortunately, they were disqualified, but they gained interest in short time. 

Foxes of this colour were difficult to breed successfully enough to continue raising. (What exactly was difficult about them specifically I could not find). In the 1940s, they became extinct and replaced with easier to breed mutations like the Sapphire. 

Animal of each Weston’s House

@thedarkestcrow​ has an interesting article about the symbolism of the representative flowers of the four Weston dormitories.  I want to continue this theme with my own thoughts about the symbolism of the animals, which we can see in the logo of each dormitory, and how former prefects suited to their dormitories.

Green House - Green Lion
Distinctive features: physical strength; students of this house have talent to a variety of sports and martial arts.
Former Prefect: Herman Greenhill.
Lion has a dual meaning, carrying the personification of both good and evil. On the one hand, lion symbolizes the greatness, strength and courage, fortitude, justice, law, military power. On the other hand - cruelty, ferocity, animal life.
All these characteristics ideally fit to Greenhill. He has great physical strength, he is great at playing cricket. And he was the one who was disgusted with
Derrick’s injustice. In the name of justice and law (traditions) of Weston, he flew into a rage like a beast and committed murder.

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