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Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Marie28 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:05 am


So our newest Silver fox doe just had 2 kits one is black and the other I'm pretty sure is blue. This is our first blue kit but its possible its a Lilac. Is it to early to tell... any opinions?

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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SixGun » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 pm


Blue and lilac are very hard to tell, even when you have both in the litter. What color were both parents? Youd need both to carry choc and dilute in order to get lilac. And there will be just a rosey hint to a lilac, and to the eyes.

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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Marie28 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:32 pm


Mom is black (her mom is blue with possible chocolate/lilac genes)
and Dad is blue (with possible chocolate/lilac genes)

I've been looking online but its really hard to tell. It looks sorta rosey but i'm not sure if the pinkish color is skin or fur. The lighting is not the best right now. We will see:]

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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#4  Unread postby SixGun » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm


The eyes are a dead give away when they're older, they will have a reddish tint, especially in the refraction. It sounds like you could have a lilac, and in the pics, I see a little bit of a tint, however it could be lighting. Give the fur a bit more time to grown in, and look again at about two weeks, then the eyes will be open.

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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#5  Unread postby ladysown » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:58 am


Looks lilac
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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#6  Unread postby Marie28 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16 pm


A little late but I thought I would update for other breeders. She (I think) is definitely blue! Looks to be more grandmas blue (lighter) than dad (darker). Picture is at 4 weeks. She happens to be the most social of all the litters. My husband thinks we should keep her...
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Edit: Shes also the largest at this point. Her and her sibling are 2 days younger than the others!

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Re: Our First BLUE Kit!... I think

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Nymphadora » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 am


Thanks for the update, Marie! It's always nice to have before/after shots for future reference, I think. :)

Marie28 wrote: She happens to be the most social of all the litters. My husband thinks we should keep her...

Mine is the same way... "Look, this one's such a sweetheart, and hey she's got good type to boot... let's keep her." Or, "Well, we don't have that color yet, and she's a darling... let's keep her."

It's only ever with the does, I've noticed (but I can't complain, I want to keep more bucks than I probably should). :P :lol:
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