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Part (a) is an adult wild fox with the characteristic ginger coat and white stripe along its lower jaw and white tail tip. The tame foxes in (b) and (c) have coats with varying proportions of grey and white, and only one retains any trace of ginger coat colour at all. In particular, there is white strip from the top of the head to the nose, and the upper chest, legs and the end of the tail are white in all the animals. The border collie has a similar white strip down its nose and the front of its body is also white.

 1.6 Inheritance of temperament