Where does Viennese wildblue rabbit come from?
The aim of the crossbreeding was to join
the good characteristics of Viennese blue and Viennese wildcoloured
rabbit. The Wildblue rabbit is the newest colour approved among
the Viennese coloured. In the Czech republic it is known as Viennese
bluegrey rabbit. This was also interbred in Germany from Viennese
blue and Viennese wildcoloured. It was acknowledged as a breed
in 1997, even though this kind was known already in 1936, although
they did not pay extra attention to the colour then. In 1964
they were declared in Germany as „other races of Viennese rabbit“
and were forgotten later. Only after 1989, thanks to Mr. Dirk
Wortmann, this kind found its strong position in the family of
Viennese rabbits. Exhibition in Oldenburg in 1993 had a great
influence on the fame of Viennes wildblue rabbit. At present
times, this colour is very popular and is considered as an renewed
What does it look like?
The coating is wild blue in the following shades: light,
medium, dark. Light grey and dark ends of guard hair make so called pearls,
chest and legs can be a bit lighter. Its body is chunky with even muscules
formation. Head is big, short and wide with a short neck. Ears are long and
end with blue edging, its ideal lenght is 11,00-12,00 cm, with thick blue hair
edging. Eyes are blue-grey, claws are light or dark shades. It has short and
strong legs. Its ideal weight is 4.00-5,00 kg.
Who are the most known breeders?
These days, the most valued breeder
in Europe is Dr. Wilhelm Hippe, Dirk Wortmann from Germany, Koretic Andreas,
Groisshammer Hermann from Austria. Viennese rabbit started to appear at exhibitions
in 1997 and in the past years the number of exhibited rabbits decreased again.
In Slovakia, there has been the Club of Viennese rabbits breeders since 1993.
If you are interested in detailed information about the scoring in each position,
the link www.klubvk.szm.sk)