Beginnigs of my breeding of rabbits.
„The future belongs to those who believe in beauty of their dreams.“
My first and the biggest inspiration was my grandfather, who was breeding
rabbits. I grew up in a flat, so the time spent in my grandparents´house and
in the nature around were very precious to me. I started helping my grandfather
at the age of 7, so I developed the relationship to the rabbits.
After we moved to the family house with my parents in 1981, I kept taking care
of rabbits, so my father helped me with building the rabbit hutch and we took
care of about 10-20 rabbits together.
In 1990 I returned from the military service, and longed for founding the breeding
of rabbits. Stefan Hecko motivated me a lot with his preciseness, knowledge
and accuracy about the rabbits. At that time the breeders communicated either
personally or through letters. I got interested in the article published in
the magazine The Breeder, where I read the interview with Mr.Jozef Dinka from
Bratislava. I contacted him and my visit to his house was the final motivation
for me to found the breeding. His knowledge, humanistic approach, and love
for this beautiful hobby made me decide to breed the rabbits not only for meat,
but also to reproduce the rabbits and take care of the pureblooded breed and
ancestry. I suddenly had a vision to participate on exhibitions of rabbits.
Mr. Dinka had the German giant piebald with beautiful black and white colouring.
I also had a contact with Mr. Silvester Kucera, who had a great influence on
me, too. He was a breeder of the Czech piebald. I was looking for the breed
which would interest me. I should have been something between these breeds-a
I bought a female of the Big light silver from Zahorie. At that time, there
was a special exhibition in Trebatice, where I met sume fantastic people, Special
Club of Breeders of Big Light Siver. I had two reasons to decide for the breed:
its utility-for meat, and its beauty-for fur. Since then I became an active
breeder of rabbits, I participated at exhibitions, and my first rabbit hutch
had about 54 cages.
In 1995, we were on exhibitions in Germany. But we had problems with the border
crossing checks, which were not very pleasant, and many time useless. Anyway,
we kept doing what we did and soon the first successes came. I got an award
at the National exhibition in Belusa, and in 1995 I got the Winning Collection
at National exhibition in Trencin. These first awards meant a lot to me at
that time and I still remember my experience very well.
Between 1996-2009 I had to interupt the breeding for more reasons, one of which
was the change in my personal life, when I did not have much time for the breeding
for I started my own bussiness.