Silver fox question

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  1. Feb 14, 2006 #1

    bunnytopia

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    Hi all, hope all is well in your bunnylands! does anybody happen to know what the breeding age of silver foxes is, i know it can differ from breed to breed but we are unsure of the foxes!

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    TinysMom

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    Here is the home page for the silver fox specialty club

    http://www.nationalsilverfoxrabbitclub.org/

    I could not find the answer right off on the website and I need to make supper - but maybe you could email someone who runs the club?

    Peg


     
  3. Feb 15, 2006 #3

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    Do you mean when they mature or when it is best to start breeding? Many times they can start way before you should for various reasons. . .

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    KatsMeowTree wrote:
    This is a really good question and I hadn't thought of it....

    For example - I know that lionheads *can* breed at 3 months...but most breeders that I know wait until 4.5 - 5 months before breeding. My earliest I've bred was 4.5 months and it was successful (VERY) but I usually wait till 5 months if the doe is a smaller doe. I've got some here that need to be bred soon as they're almost 7 months old...

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    i guess i should of been a bit more clear in my question sorry guys! well what i usually do is leave them a month or so after they mature so if they mature at 3 months i would wait till they are 4-5 months like u sed peg, so i guess the question would be what age is best for silver foxes?

    Sam x

    p.s thanx for the link peg i will take a look now.
     
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    Silver Foxes being a larger breed mature later than smaller breeds. I wouldn't breed her before she is 8 months.

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    I can easily breed my New Zealands and Californians without any stunted growths at 6-7 months depending on the rabbit. I'd say that would be a good figure for you also.

    Kat
     
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    Per the SOP - SF's have 3 Showroom Classes:

    Juniors (Under 6mos)
    Intermediate (6-8mos)
    Seniors (8mos & over)

    I would wait until they're deemed Seniors before breeding.
     
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    Sometimes when you wait until the 8 months or over your does will not breed as easily. I actually find that it is easiest to do between 7-9 months of age.
     

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