Silver Fox Rabbit
History of the Silver Fox Rabbit
The Silver Fox Rabbit is the second breed to have originated in the United States. This multi-purpose breed was developed by crossing Checkered Giants, Champagne D’Argent and either English Silvers and/or American Blue rabbits. The Silver Fox Rabbit is known to be one of the rarest breeds in America. The breed was recognized and a working standard was approved by the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) in 1925.
Like most other rabbits, the Silver Fox Rabbit should be checked for overgrown teeth, as teeth do not stop growing. Rabbits that have a correct balance of hay, fruits and vegetables, however, should have no problem with overgrown teeth.
Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fiber which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion.
Rabbits have a sweet tooth and would probably love to eat a lot of fruit. However, because of the high sugar content, fruits should be fed only as treats. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
Silver Fox rabbits are large, commercial-type.
|The Senior Bucks||9-11 pounds (4-4.9kg)|
|The Senior Does||10-12 pounds (4.5-5.4 kg)|
Fur / Coat
It has an extremely dense, short fur that stand up straight in the direction it is stroked, a trait no other breed has.
Silver Fox rabbits are known to be gentle, docile creatures and are wonderful mothers. They are known to be friendly, enjoy attention, handling, and are easy to pose.