We have let the rabbits rest over the summer and now we are starting to breed again. We will be expecting 5 litters at the beginning of October 2017. At the beginning of every month we will have 5 does having litters until April. These does typically have about 8 to 10 kits each and I only sell the best kits of the litters.
Of these future kits, 2 does and 1 buck have already been sold. Yes, the kits go quick so reserve yours today by contacting us.
GENERAL PRICE STRUCTURE
$50 pedigreed bucks/does Black, Blue, White rabbits, 8-12 weeks old
$60 pedigreed bucks/does Chocolate and Lilac rabbits, 8-12 weeks old
$75 pedigreed bucks/does Breeding age, over 6 months and proven brood stock
$30 for meat pen rabbits, 6 weeks old
$30 for pet buck rabbits with no pedigree, 8-12 weeks old
MEAT RABBIT PRICES FOR THE SILVER FOX
- Harvested only (see picture) and you process the rabbit at $3.5 per pound. Typically the rabbits weigh 4.5 to 5 lbs. So anywhere between $15.75 to $17.50
- Dressed and processed rabbit meat at $6 per pound. Typically the rabbits weigh 4.0 lbs. So around $24
If you are looking into purchasing this breed for showing, then you can refer to the below categories for determine your breed class for the Silver Foxes.
Breeds that are over eight (8) pounds and over are classed as a 6 class rabbit
CLASS 6 RABBITS
- Sr. Buck – over 9 months, 9 – 11 pounds, ideal weight 9.5 pounds
- Sr. Doe – over 9 months, 10 – 12 pounds, ideal weight 10.5 pounds
- Intermediate Buck – between 6 to 9 months, Not over 10 pounds
- Intermediate Doe – between 6 to 9 months, Not over 10.5 pounds
- Jr. Buck – under 6 months, Not over 9 pounds, minimum 4.5 pounds
- Jr. Doe – under 6 months, Not over 9 pounds, minimum 4.5 pounds
- Meat Pens – consists of 3 rabbits – all the same breed and variety. Rabbits do not have to come from the same litter. Rabbits cannot be over 10 weeks old and each rabbit cannot weigh over 5 pounds.
The Silver Fox is a large rabbit with senior does weighing 10 to 12 pounds and senior bucks between 9 and 11 pounds. The body is medium in length with well filled shoulders and hindquarters. The two important features of the breed are its unusually long fur and evenly silvered coat, which usually does not fully develop until the 6th or 7th month of age. The coat is longer than normal commercial rabbit fur, with a slightly coarse texture that should resemble the pelt of a fox. Silver tipped or white hairs will be present along the flanks and all over the body, including head, feet and tail. The black color should run deep to the skin with a slate under color. The most unusual quality of the fur is that when it is slowly stroked backwards from the tail to the head, the fur “stands up” and it requires another stroke from the head to the tail to return it back in place. Another desired feature to breeders are black toe nails, rather than white, this is a trait of the original Silver Fox. Lack thereof is an automatic disqualification for any show exhibiter. Silver Foxes are wonderful mothers, have sweet personalities and love attention. The black is the only variety allowed to show at present. The blues are being worked on for presentation to be readmitted to the Standard. Both the Blue and Chocolate varieties are under review with ARBA with Cristy Collins holding the Chocolate Certificates of Development (COD) and Ruth Wilson holding the Blue COD.
ARBA Schedule of Points
General Type 45
Total points 100