Vixey is a vixen and the tritagonist from Disney's 1981 feature film, The Fox and the Hound. She is who Tod falls in love with after being released into the wild. She is much more used to the forest, so it makes sense that she is a step ahead of Tod. When she says, "I think six would be just right", it seems to imply that she is talking about the number of cubs she would like to have, but Tod is confused and has no idea what she is talking about.
Role in the film
When Big Mama is looking for Tod, she finds a female fox of Tod's age named Vixey, who is clearly good friends with her. Vixey remarks that he looks downhearted and Big Mama tells her that "he was dropped out here all alone without a friend in the world". Vixey decides to try to cheer him up, and Big Mama thinks the idea is perfect. Big Mama sets Vixey into the sunlight, just so that she will look as beautiful as possible, and introduces Tod to her. Tod first tries to impress Vixey by catching a trout, only to fail, causing Vixey and the other animals of the game preserve to laugh at him. Angry and hurt, Tod tells Vixey that she's "a silly, empty-headed...female!" Angered, they refuse to speak to each other, but Big Mama intervenes with the song "Appreciate the Lady" and directs Tod in being himself, and Vixey to give him another chance. They get along very well once Tod admits his lack of survival skills. Vixey is now aware of his inability to survive in the wild and helps him adapt. This also seems to bring Vixey and Tod closer in a romantic light.
The vengeful Amos Slade and Copper trespass into the preserve and hunt the two foxes. He sets up the leg-hold traps and hides them with leaves. As Tod and Vixey awaken and walk around the preserve, into a very quiet section of the woods, Vixey, sensing danger due to it being "too quiet", declines to go any further, but Tod dismisses her concerns and goes on ahead; however, as he goes into the woods, he too, starts to become a little nervous because of the total silence and gets closer to where Amos and Copper are lurking. Tod's foot uncovers one of Amos's leg-hold traps, and as Amos gets ready to shoot, a bolt comes unloose, causing Tod to step backward. Tod narrowly escapes the traps, running as fast as he can whilst Amos's gunshots ring out, and Copper and Slade chase Tod and Vixey. Tod tells Vixey to head for the burrow under which they slept the previous night, and climbs a rock, ready to distract Copper. As Copper approaches, Tod jumps from the ledge, growling and snarling at his ex-friend. After a brief fight, Copper chases Tod into the burrow, and Tod and Vixey attempt to exit out the other end. They then flee once again at the sight of Amos and his gun. Amos takes a match and some straw and burns it, flaming the end of the burrow with his hat, and approaches the other side with Copper, ready to shoot the two foxes. Tod tells Vixey that this is their only chance, and he and Vixey flee the back end without getting flamed, putting Amos into pure shock. Tod and Vixey run over the mountain as Copper and Slade chase them all the way to the top. When an enormous bear suddenly attacks the hunters, Tod hears Copper's loud yelps and is horrified to see his old friend getting nearly killed in a vicious fight. Vixey can only watch as Tod rushes back to fight the bear to save his childhood friend.
In the very last scene of the film, Tod is seen sitting on a cliff with Vixey, watching his friend Copper from afar.