About the Silver Fox Rabbit

The Silver Fox rabbit is the third breed developed in the United States. They were created by Walter B. Garland from North Canton, Ohio. The breed was originally recognized as the American Heavyweight Silver in 1925, then renamed the the American Silver Fox in 1929 and later to Silver Fox. Both Blacks and Blues were accepted up until the 1970s, when the blues were dropped from the ARBA standard due to lack of numbers exhibited.

 

The breeds used to create the silver fox were never revealed, however Garland was one of the earliest breeders of Checkered Giants and kept Champagne d' Argents as well. Crossing Champagne d' Argents with self-colored rabbits has resulted in Silver Fox type rabbits. It is suspected the Garland bred solid color Checkered Giants and Champagne d' Argents to achieve the desired qualities.

 

The Silver Fox is a gorgeous breed with a docile temperament and excellent meat rabbit. They were the first rabbit breed produced that grew quickly and could dress out at 65% of it's live weight. The does are known for their large litters and excellent mothering skills. They are excellent foster mothers as well. When Silver Fox are born they are solid colored and start to silver out at around 4 weeks. They are usually fully silvered by about 4 months. They have one of the longest coats of the standard furred breeds with an average length of 1 1/2 to 2 inches. When the fur is stroked from tail to their head, it stands straight up until stroked in the opposite direction. This trait is known as Standing Fur and is unique to the Silver Fox breed.

 

They are a large rabbit with a maximum weight of 12 pounds.

 

 

Our Silver Fox are raised using natural and holistic practices, without the use of antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals.

We feed New Country Organics pellets, high quality grass hay and fresh greens (when in season).

 

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