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Hello, my name is George Jadrnicek and I live in Stritez nad Becvou, a small village which lies about 40 miles from Ostrava.


I keep Rakovnik Rollers, the only Czech original breed of contemporary light akrobatic pigeons. The breed was named after the city of Rakovnik  (40 miles from Prague) - a place where the elite of the stock birds came from. Old records mention that the breed originated as early as in 1850´s.


Rakovnik Roller is a pretty, little pigeon. It is extremely fertile and raises its youngsters very well. The Breeding Standard handbook requires the pigeon to be of short body, large chest, small head with wide forehead - a bit  flattened on vertices, and short, and a short, slightly thicker beak.

Its most valuable characteristic  is the ability to roll its body (somersault) in flight. The Rakovnik Roller can do that to this day - which is great, other breeds lost the ability to roll long time ago. Some of the Rakovnik Rollers can somersault over and over and, most of the time, they clap their wings while rolling. 


All of the Rakovnik Roller  breeders are members of a special club, established in 1960. Please see the club pages at http://www.rakovnickykotrlak.wbs.cz


I have been breeding black saddles since  1979 and, in 1993 I got a special licence to breed this type of pigeon. I have a couple of blue saddles in my loft as well.

Please, check out my  photo gallery on this website and, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at  jjadrnicek@servis.cpoj.cz

 Jiří Jadrníček


Welcome to my website  all of you who are interested in performance pigeons, especially in rollers !