The Silver is one of the oldest breeds of rabbits, known to exist in the year 1500 or before. You can see their history in their old-style body type, which has been preserved better in the Silver than in any other breed. The special Silver coloring comes from white hairs scattered throughout the coat. In the United States, the base color of the fur may be black, brown, or fawn. A blue Silver is recognized by the British standards as well. The Silver as we know it exists only in America and in the United Kingdom. Many other countries have silvered rabbit breeds that descend from the Silver. This rabbit, known as the "Sterling Breed," is classified as a rare breed in the United States.
At the moment, Pinewind Farms is focusing on the black variety of Silvers. Here you can learn about our current Silver Bucks.
Pinewind's Arlington "Arly"
BOV Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY, 2011
1 GC Leg: BOSB CCRBA Show A 4/9/11
BOSV NYRCBA Grand Finals 2010
Sire: Fergy's 9FN Moonshadow
Dam: Fergy's 9FP Likity Split
Fergy's Moonshadow of Pinewind
BOV/BOSB Niagra Frontier Show 2011
BOV NYRCBA Grand Finals 2010
BOSV NFRC Open B
Sire: Fergy's 8FK
Dam: Fergy's 7FG
1 GC Leg
Sire: Pinewind's Arlington
Dam: Clem's Janet
BOV in Show A and Show B at the New York State RCBA Grand Finals October 1, 2011
Junior pic - Click for larger image.
Pinewind's Smudge PC1
Born December 27, 2011
Smudge has nice type, heavier on silvering but nice and even, look at those cheeks and right down to the tail which blends in quite nicely as you can see from the rear shot!
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