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

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

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The Padovana or Paduan del Gran Ciuffo is a breed of chickens native to the province of Padova in northern Italy. The origins of the breed are still uncertain, but most historians agree that the breed is related to the Polish chicken breed. Characteristics The main characteristic of this breed of chicken is its peculiar crest; Roosters have a long, curved crest, while hens have a shorter, rounded crest.  The earlobes are small, whitish, and completely covered by the crest. The average weight is 1.8 to 2.3 kg (4.0–5.1 lb) for roosters, and 1.5 to 2.0 kg (3.3–4.4 lb) for hens. Breed varieties Nine varieties of colors have been recognized for Padovana, of which six are recognized and documented in older treatises, these are white, black, silver, gold, buff, and "hawk". The skin is whi...