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Mugellese Chicken: Breed Characteristics, Origin, Habitat, and More

Mugellese Chicken: Breed Characteristics, Origin, Habitat, and More

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Mugellese, also known as Mugginese, is a rustic dual-purpose chicken breed from Tuscany, in central Italy. It gets its name from Mugello, an area northeast of Florence. They were common until the 1950s but became rare in the second half of the 20th century. Now they are in a phase of recovery, selection, and improvement. The breed is not currently recognized in Italy but has been under review by the Technical Committee of the Italian Federation of Poultry Associations in the hope of preserving the breed and developing a breed standard. Characteristics The Mugellese is a small breed of chicken (a true bantam. It has a simple 4 to 6 point crest. The earlobes can be red or white, the latter being preferred by breeders. The average weight of the Roosters is 0.8 kg (1.8 lb), while hens...