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Taming Foxes

Via Flutterby:

Ever wonder why many dog breeds have floppy ears? Or why horses often have a white patch in the middle of their forehead? The results of a 40+ year experiment to domesticate foxes suggests that these physical characteristics co-vary with the endocrinal and developmental changes associated with breeding animals for friendliness to humans:

Early Canid Domestication: The Farm-Fox Experiment by Lyudmila N. Trut
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