I have always wanted a black-backed jackal pelt. When Takoda finally came in the mail I saw his back markings and thought, "giant jackal"! He has stark black markings and silvery white markings peppered on top. He's definitely one of the reddest-colored coyotes I've seen so far (not red fox red coyote, but as in deep ruddy brown red). If I decided Takoda wouldn't have been a good name for him, he would have been named Kilchii, which means "red boy". But Takoda just stuck. -------This animal was not killed for or by me. I love animals and I believe that taxidermy is a great way to preserve and study them. If you don't like what you see, you don't have to look. If you comment about "oh, how could you kill an animal?!", or anything similar, I will assume you want trouble and block you. Why? Because if you don't like taxidermy, then why did you click on this in the first place? I respect all opinions, and you should respect mine.