We're a family on a 1 acre homestead in Central Florida. We're commited to raising our children in the Love of God and raising plants and animals in sustainable agriculture to feed them.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Silver Foxes, cuddly ones
Meet Maxwell. He's our new silver fox buck. He joined the 'stead at the end of January with 2 does we named Mocha and Java. Silver fox is a rare breed of rabbit that is quite remarkable. We decided to get a breeding trio after reading about them in Countryside Magazine. Once a mainstay of meat rabbit breeders, they fell to the wayside in popularity when people decided all meat animals should be white. When real-feeling synthetic furs hit the market, they took another nose-dive. But they're being brought back now. Good mothers. Calm disposition. Better flavor though slightly slower growing. Wonderful hides. Large litters. All to say, if they are what people say they are, we like 'em. We hopefully bred Cream and Sugar (our full-grown white does) with Maxwell this week so we'll see what they're like mixed with the Californians too. :-)