Appreciating the subtle and not so subtle physical differences between individuals or subspecies of animals. I'm not an expert, just a person who likes to troll through the internet to find interesting looking animals. Feel free to point out any mistakes. I am not accepting requests at the moment. I do not claim to own any pictures, and will try to link back to the source.

Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

  1. A handsome average example showing off it’s very stunning saddle, with sharply contrasting mottling of white and black fur, neatly framed with a thick stripe along the side. The way the hair clumps together in that pose almost makes it seem like there is second, fragmented stripe on it’s back. The ears, muzzle, and limbs are a similar shade of rusty orange and sandy tans like many coyotes of North America. [x]
  2. A unique pied, in an almost Irish pattern reminiscent of domestic dogs like basenjis (not unlike my Nala!). A white muzzle, blaze, neck, chest, and high white socks on the forelimbs. Since the image is of poor quality and is small, I can’t quite tell if the nose has areas of ruddy color on the top. [x]
  3. This nearly saddle-less guy retained a bit of the white and black stripe along it’s side, with the dark fur on it’s back only lightly sprinkled in with the normal golden tan color, giving it an overall lighter and softer saddle. It looks like a bit like it’s side striped jackal cousin, but the ears, face, and tail show that it is not. [x]
  4. An atypically striped jackal, the pattern creating a “V” shape going over the back, rather than curved along the side. [x]
  5. A jackal with a very solid, dark saddle that doesn’t seem to be noticeably grizzled, with light guard hairs only along the side and top of it’s back. [x]
  6. This individual with no stripe has a saddle spread out over more of it’s body compared to most, the darker colored fur is much less densely spaced than average, giving it a lighter and more subtle look. [x]
  7. An interesting possible leucistic black-backed jackal, with only hints of a saddle, looking a bit like a golden jackal (and sources say it is not possible for it to be). It seems to have a healthy dose of melanin, as it’s nose and eye rims are normal, and it appears to have a darker muzzle (though it could be dried blood) and some possible dark fur around it’s rump (but it could be dirt or shadows). Overall it is a very light cream color, with tinges of light orange tan on it’s tail, legs, ears, and faintly outlining where the saddle would be. [x]
  8. An adult albino, with a pure white (though naturally a little dirty) coat, pink nose, and the source says this particular animal has pinkish eyes.[x]
  9. This albino cub with blue eyes and pink skin might be a T+ albino, maybe leucistic (but I’m leaning towards T+). [x]