The Blue Holicer is a medium sized rabbit with a stocky, upright cylindrical body, thickly furred ears,  ultra dense medium steel blue fur, and a max weight of 7-1/4 lbs.  The breed was developed in the Czech Republic in the 1950 by a breeder named Imrich Vanek. The breed was recognized by the Central Committee of the Slovak Small Breeders’ Association in 1975 and then by the Club of Rabbit Breeders of the Slovak Breeds and Rex in 1993. The breed has steadily gained popularity and began to thrive. The Blue Holicer captured the interest of  Canadian breeder Frank Nutar who applied to have the breed recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Through his diligent work he succeeded in 2023 and the Blue Holicer became ARBA’s 52nd Breed.