Viennese wildblue
(Blaugraue Wiener)

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 kind.

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.


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