Onyx Red Fox - Silver Phase (Vulpes vulpes) Silverthorne - Colorado A rare and beautiful silver fox keeps a steadfast eye for any potential threats to her newborn kits who are now old enough to wander outside the safety of the den.
"In winter, red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) meet to mate. The vixen (female) typically gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups. At birth, red foxes are actually brown or gray. A new red coat usually grows in by the end of the first month, but some red foxes are golden, reddish-brown, silver, or even black. Both parents care for their young through the summer before they are able to strike out on their own in the fall."