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.
Silver fox: have been called the "king of the fur-bearing animals" due to the popularity of their pelts throughout history. The silver fox has black coloring and varying degrees of silver streaks. Its fur is so beautiful that the animal has been hunted
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The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal. Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this.