Where does Viennese white come from?
Viennese white was bred in Austria
by viennese breeder Wilhelm Muck in the 1930s. He used Viennese
blue and Dutch rabbits with blue eyes. After 15 years of breeding
Viennese white were first exhibited in 1907 in Wienna, which
was a big sensation-to breed white breed with blue eyes. This
kind was officially acknowledged in 1909 in Holland and in 1910
in Germany. Until 1970s Viennese white and coloured were considered
to be one breed, then they continually separated in each country.
What does it look like?
Its whole body is snowhite,including
head and ears. It has thick fur, chunky body with even muscles formation. Its
head is short, and wide-forehead and harelip. Its ears are fleshy and fully
haired with the lenght 10,5-11,5cm,oval at the end. Eyes are light blue with
the dark pupil. It has very short neck. Its legs are short and strong. Viennese
white is smaller than Viennese blue, its ideal weight is 4,00-5,00kg. It is
the source of high quality leather.
Who are the most known breeders?
The most known breeders in the last years(2000-2009)
are German breeders Hans Peisskert, Peter Janisch, Dieter Kaufeld and Hartmut
Truthmann, who got the most points at exhibitions. The most known Austrian
breeders are Fuchs Adalbert and Laufenbock Anton. Viennese white was imported
to our country before the Second World War, and later it was so widespread
that it almost replaced the breed of Czech albino. The breeder Vaclav Kunst
from Mikulov in the Czech republic got the gold medal at European exhibition
in Welse, Austria. The Club of breeders in the Czech republic was founded in
1948, and re-founded in 1972.
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scoring in each position, click here.
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