About the Breed: Silver Foxes are beautiful rabbits which stands apart and is truly a multi-purpose breed. They were the 2nd or 3rd breed developed in the United States by Walter Garland of Ohio and is not recognized in any other country. It is suspected that Mr. Garland used Checkered Giants, Champagne D’ Argents and perhaps the American Blue to improve quality to the breed before it was approved under the name American Heavyweight Silver in 1942, later changed to American Silver Fox for it's silver tipped hair.
Production: Silver fox rabbits are known for their docile and gentle nature which also makes then excellent mothers and wonderful foster mothers. They are one of the better rabbits for making the most out of their food with a high meat to bone ratio, dressing out about 65% of live weight, yielding up to 9lbs at the age of 6 months. They are ready to breed between 5-6 months with litters between 4 and 10 kits, although as many as 15 have occurred.
Description: The breed has always been recognized in two colors; Black and Blue. However Blues were later removed from the standards due to lack of numbers. Today Blues, among other colors such as Chocolate, Lilac and White are becoming increasingly popular. Kits are born one solid color and start to silver at about 4 weeks until they are about 4 months. Their Fur is extremely dense and about 1.5-2 inches long. When stoked from head to tail it will stand straight up until stroked in the opposite direction. This trait is found in no other animal but the canine silver fox of the artic and is considered to be very important.