The Silver Fox is a unique rabbit. It was the first large breed ever produced. The females have 5-10 kits per litter, produce plenty of milk, are excellent mothers, and make wonderful foster mothers. Silver Fox are known for their docile and gentle nature. The young are born either solid black or blue and begin to show silvering of their fur at 4 weeks. The silvering process takes 4-6 months to complete. The fur is the most attractive and unusual feature of the breed. It is extremely dense and 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. When the fur is stroked from tail to head, it will stand straight up until stroked in the opposite direction. This trait is found in no other breed and greatly resembles the pelt of the silver fox of the Artic. The original technique used to create this spectacular and large breed rabbit, can only be speculated, to this day.