Where does Viennese black rabbit come from?
Viennese black rabbit came into existence by crisscross breeding
of Viennese blue with Alaska type. Some German breeders used
Viennese blue and White giant.
This kind was introduced first in 1925 at the big exhibition
of rabbits in Leipzig and six years later it was acknowledged
at German exhibition. It had been very precious kind with very
small existence untill the 1960s. Since then, the breed has got
its fans again. It is though not so popular as Viennese blue
and Alaska is its biggest competence. This colour is not included
into some breeds.
What does it look like?
Its coating is shiny, brightly black with
dull underbelly. Its body is chunky with even muscules formation. Head is big,
short and wide with a short neck. Ears are long and oval; its ideal lenght
is 11,50-12,50 cm, with thick hair. Eyes are dark brown, claws are brown-black.
It has short and strong legs. Its big similarity with the Alaska rabbit does
not guarantee its status and a race. Its ideal weight is 4.25-5,25 kg.
Who are the most known breeders?
The most valued breeders of Viennese black are
the Germans Siegfried Mayer, Roland Tolle. These breeders got the most points
at exhibitions between 2000-2009. The Austrian breeders are Heman Grossmann,
Anton Teufel. One of the first breeders in the Czech republic was V. Cermak
from Olovnice, and S. Koukal from Hostivic. The Czech breeders are organized
in the Club of breeders of Viennese rabbits which was founded in 1972.
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