Tommy Coyote Posted October 31, 2014 Report Share Posted October 31, 2014 The scientists here probably already know all about this but I thought it was really interesting. A scientists bred silver foxes to see if he could domesticate them. And it worked. It took him 20 generations. But the more interesting thing was how the animals changed physically over time. He was breeding the most docile animals generation after generation. The domesticated animals had shorter faces, smaller teeth, soft and droopy ears, curly tails and altered color. The domesticated foxes looked a whole lot more like domesticated dogs. I read another article similar to this not too long ago where a fur breeder did the same thing and he claimed it only took 6 generations. I wonder why domestication changed their physical appearances so much? Anybody know? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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