Our Silver Fox Friends

We’ve decided to put our trampoline to another purpose lately – the large space and netted enclosure has been perfect for doubling as a rabbit run.

The rabbits are on a rotation and it’s fair to say they love their time in the trampoline, bounding, hopping and generally frolicking about.

Because I was tired of holding the baby I did some analysis and decided to pop our 10 month old son, who’s a very able crawler, into the tent with the rabbit. Within minutes he’d located Fennel, our white Silver Fox, and was giving him loves.

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This is why I love our Silver Fox rabbits! They are laid back to the extreme. It’s a little bit like what I see in Saint Bernard or Great Dane dogs – they’re huge, they have nothing to prove, and they can just be cuddle bugs!

We have black, blue, and white Silver Fox at our house. The only recognized color for showing right now is black – although blue is under development and will likely be showable in the next year. They are all sweet, but our white SF have really stolen my heart. Their fur is amazing and their personalities are gentle.

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3 thoughts on “Our Silver Fox Friends

  1. Mike Oscar Hotel June 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I had no idea they could be white! The two that I had were black and blue. Genetics are so interesting. Have you bred the whites? What kind of results are you getting?

    • madhatrabbits June 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm Reply

      I’m not breeding them… yet. 🙂 I got a pair from Trinity Hallow because I hate white rabbits and I thought they would be easy to use as meat. NOT THE CASE FOR ME! I fell in love with their sweetness and their eyes are almost blue instead of red.

      They breed true, white to white. Purist Silver Fox breeders hate white and cull it at birth. However, I am grateful I’ve had a chance to see the variety. They have the white guard hairs, you just have to be in the sunlight to see it.

      My white line is slower growing than my black, but their fur is a bit nicer and type is quite good. Our silver fox are mostly black, although now I have a blue doe and a chocolate carrying-buck and doe so there’s a chance we’ll have all the varieties around here at some point. I think we prefer the black and white, however.

      • Mike Oscar Hotel June 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        That was the beauty of my NZ’s. I couldn’t tell one from the other, so they were easy to use for meat. However, my first batch of Californians……that didn’t go so well. They all had different markings and I could tell them apart. They went from meaters to breeders.

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