International Fur Auction Sojuzpushnina

Home :: Russian Furs :: Fur industry :: Fur farming
 Eng   Rus
Fur industry
Fur farming
Fur processing
Fur and fashion
Fur secrets

Blue fox

The winter downy fur and thick down of this typical arctic inhabitant have ideal warmth-retaining qualities.

In captivity it"s mostly blue fox that is bred which unlike its wild white counterpart is rarely seen in natural surroundings - on the Comandor and Pribilov islands. Blue fox"s body length varies from 58 to 70 centimeters, and their weight - from 4, 5 to 7 kilos, and males are usually lager than females. In spite of their short life expectancy - 8-10 years, on average blue foxes are used for breeding at about for 4 years of age. Blue foxes are very fertile; they begin to reproduce from 9-11 months, bringing a progeny of 8-10 cubs annually and not infrequently even more.

Blue foxes are divided in to three species: veiled, silver and shadow. The first have light-gray down, and their protective hair have pigmentary tips, which, rising above the down, give the appearance of a veil. The second have dark coloring with marked silverness and resemble silver-black foxes. Shadow (or pearly) foxes can have a coloring from light-blue to almost white.

The color scale of The Blue fox is considerably poorer than that of the mink or fox. Other colorings of artic foxes are sapphire, dark-beige and white (albino), these are produced as a result of artificial mutations.

Moscow | St. Petersburg
16/3 Presnensky Val Moscow 123557 Russia  Phone: +7 495 6170503 Fax: +7 495 6170504 e-mail: