D.Campbells Silver Foxes

The American Silver Fox...
      ...also known as the Teddy Bear of the Commercial World, it has been our main breed since March 2009.

SR's Beren Camlost

At the moment, Beren is my main herd buck, originally purchased from Ruth Wilson of Stonecrest Rabbitry out of one of Tara Wilson's litters.  He has a nice pedigree with lots of champions and is currently sire to most of the kits in my barn.  At the moment, I have confirmed he carries blue and most likely does not carry white, although both his parents are known carriers.  He has produced no whites either in his litter of a known white carrier or in his litter out of an actual white.  He is probably going to be around for a while, he reliably produces lovely kits for me.

SR's Beren Camlost

Color: Black
DOB: May 1, 2012
Weight: 9 lb. 3 oz.
Sire: SR's Achilles, 11 legs, registered
Dam: SR's Aeries, 3 legs
Lines: Stonecrest, Lone Bullet / Twin Willows, Simons, Brecht's, Dale's
Known Genetic Code: aaBBDdC_E_ (carries blue)
Possible Recessives: white (albino)
Pedigree Status: Registered
Legs:

Beren is a nicely typed animal with good, albeit somewhat stiff, fur.  He's mostly Stonecrest on the pedigree, with a few individuals from other lines.  I got him to correct a couple faults in my own herd, and because I knew how reliable the Stonecrest lines are at throwing animals with good type.  True to the line's reputation, Beren has been making some nice babies, and I've found myself having to crack down on type pretty hard to avoid keeping too many bucks out of him.

My main goal in keeping Beren is to improve the finish on the coats...his is always exceptional even when he's molting (except the few days he's outright blasting out his old coat), and I want to establish that trait in my own herd.  Also, he has about the sweetest temperament any Silver Fox can have (and that says a lot, because these are already gentle animals), and I would love to see lots of descendants with his personality.  Beren has earned himself a forever home with me, and will be retired as an intact pet to be available in case I want to throw him back in later.


Beren apparently is a good show rabbit as well...the only animals in his class that seem to really kick butt against him are other Stonecrest rabbits - the ones that they kept, to be specific.  :)

Moore's Tuor

Color: Black
DOB: November 15, 2011
Weight: 8 lb.
Sire: Collin's RC5
Dam: Saturn's 93LSF
Lines: Saturns, Collins, Cute Buns
Known Genetic Code: aaBbD_CcE_ (carries chocolate & white)
Possible Recessives: unknown
Pedigree Status: Full
Legs:
Tuor is a nice chocolate carrier buck that's hanging around for sure until I have what I want from him on his chocolate offspring.  He's got nice type and even nicer fur.  I think my main complaint is the finish on his coat...it tends to be a little rusty.  No matter, Beren's line can fix that.

I've had Tuor since Dawn sent him home with me from 2012 Nationals...he's a VERY sweet boy.  Some people have complained about the temperament in the chocolates, but I really don't think that's a concern with this little buddy, he's staying around until I feel I have everything I want out of his line.  :)

I knicknamed Tuor my pancake bunny...he almost always tries to pose FLAT...I have to catch him in the right mood to get a good pic.

MEF Pickles

Color: Black
DOB: November 17, 2011

Weight: 11 lb. 6 oz.
Sire: AG's Treve (blue)
Dam: AG's Lady Godiva (chocolate)
Lines: AG, Collins, Mike's, Twin Willows
Known Genetic Code: aaBbDdC_E_ (carries chocolate and blue)
Possible Recessives: white or a chin gene

Pedigree Status: Full

Legs:

Pickles was a trade with another breeder who also wanted a new chocolate carrier line...we did a buck swap, which landed him with a chocolate carrier out of my now-grand champion doe, while I got this big guy.  Pickles has maxed out at 11.5 lb., which is too big to show, and he's sired my current chocolate doe.  His ticking is very even, and he has proven himself capable of throwing lovely body type.  I'm contemplating breeding his daughter back to him to see what hidden genetics are behind him.  Thanks to the fact that he carries both chocolate and blue, Pickles is also capable of throwing lilac.

D.Campbells Little Black

Color: Black
DOB: May 11, 2011

Weight: 10 lb. 2 oz
Sire: D.Campbells Blue, blue
Dam: Caprice Acres Corrie
Lines: D.Campbells, Simons, AG, Evie's, Twin Willows
Known Genetic Code: aaBBDdC_E_
Possible Recessives: unknown

Pedigree Status: Registered

Legs: 2

Little Black is a buck I once had in my herd, then sold June 2012 to a breeder down in South Carolina.  When she decided to sell off her Silver Foxes due to health problems which made raising rabbits difficult, I instantly contacted her and asked for Little Black back.  Now he has returned safely to my herd after siring a good many BOB and BOSB winners for her.  Thank you, Tina Winspear, for letting me have my boy back!


Little Black is such a sweetheart, the transport wished he had been going home with her, and he's fit right back in real nicely since he came home, I'm pleased to have back this sweetheart, and have no intention of letting him go again...or at least he's going for a MUCH higher price next time, LOL!


You can view two of his kits, Caprice Acres Lucille (1 leg) and Caprice Acres Zane (2 legs) on Dona Barski's website at http://www.freewebs.com/capriceacres/.

D.Campbells Horizon

Color: Black
DOB:

Weight:
Sire: Caprice Acres Trip, blue
Dam: D.Campbells Flika
Lines: D.Campbells, Caprice Acres, Wylde Hare's, Riverwinds, Holdrens
Known Genetic Code: aaBBDdC_E_
Possible Recessives: unknown

Pedigree Status: Full

Legs:

This is blue carrier son #1 out of Trip and my 2013 Nationals 5th place 6/8 doe, Flika.  Flika is out of two kits sired by my 2012 Nationals BOSB winner, Wylde Hare's Thingol, a 4 leg buck I lost last August.  Horizon doesn't look like a bad buck, and I'm crossing my fingers he turns out as well as he promises to.  However, I may be replacing him with a son, as he struggles with the finish on his coat - it's just too rusty all the time.

Lauerman's Titan

Color: Black
DOB: April 5, 2013

Weight: 8 lb. 8 oz. as of 11/9/13
Sire: Caprice Acres Trip, blue
Dam: Caprice Acres Elbereth Tintalle
Lines: Caprice Acres, D.Campbells Wylde Hare's, Evie's, Riverwinds, Holdrens
Known Genetic Code: aaBBDdC_E_
Possible Recessives: unknown

Pedigree Status: Full

Legs:
A NICE buck of which Stuart Denney of Wylde Hare's Rabbitry is the co-owner.  This buck was a rescue from the meat buyer, as I saw him and was impressed with how nice he was...in fact, one judge whose opinion I really respect said the same thing that day.  He could use slight improvements in the width in his lower HQ and his coat, but overall is an extremely well-balanced animal that I'm hoping does well in the herd.  Also, despite him being the smallest of the three bucks from the litter, I'm not especially concerned about him making weight...he should get there just fine, then we're going to register him.  :)

D.Campbells Argentes

Color: Black
DOB:

Weight: 6.5 lb. as of 11/19/13
Sire: Wylde Hare's Zeus, 5 legs, GC
Dam: D.Campbells Idril Cerebrimbal, 3 legs, GC
Lines: D.Campbells, Moore's, Holdren's, Saturn's, Smith's, Riverwinds, Hillsides, BS Bunnies
Known Genetic Code: aaBBDDC_E_
Possible Recessives: unknown

Pedigree Status: Full

Legs:

As might be guessed, this little guy is named for his profuse ticking.  I had to laugh when his silvering came in, he has enough to pass as a Champagne D'Argent if his fur weren't so obviously Silver Fox fur.  But he's also a good example of why a good breeder doesn't put color first...when I evaluated him, I found that he had superb type and fur, and a LOT of promise.  Even the judges are able to look past that awful ticking and see it...they hope he continues to develop the way he has so far, and ticking is an afterthought for them.  He did pretty well at his first show, with the only thing he really got marked down for being the fact that he was obviously young.


Aside from his type and fur, this little guy also wins points in two areas...first, his pedigree is very nice - he's out of not one but TWO grand champions.  Second, he's an absolute sweetheart just like his father and an older half-brother I once had.  If he makes it all the way to Grand Champion, I doubt he'll be going anywhere.