Coals to Newcastle?

One way of judging goings on at Gribin Isaf is the “how mad do our neighbouring farmers think we are?” index. Keeping rabbits comes fairly high up when there are already plenty in the surrounding fields. However we are looking for something meatier.

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Although deciding on the delightful Silver Fox breed for our new project may make that a challenge.

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Our breeding stock so far consists of one rabbit – Rory the Buck

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Choosing this comparatively less popular breed might be providing an additional challenge in that tracking down some does to which he is not related may mean travelling a long way.

Meanwhile he is in temporary solitary accommodation

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and although he shows no concern at all about inquisitive dogs

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he can trigger Jessie’s barking-at-small-furry-things response to the extent where she gets quite hoarse, so we quickly had to make a bit of a buffer zone

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Before long this was extended

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so that, when Jessie is not looking, Rory can come out to play

He is very happy being handled

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enjoys a variety of challenges

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and a range of tastes

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So, if you know of any Silver Fox does near you…

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…do let him know.

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