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What is Polverara Chicken Breed

What is Polverara Chicken Breed

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The Polverara, also known as Schiatta or Sciata, is an ancient breed of chickens from the town of Polverara in the province of Padua in Italy. They are very similar to the Brabanter chicken breed from the Netherlands. This traditional Italian breed is on the brink of extinction and survives thanks to a few dedicated breeders Characteristics The Polverara is a dual-purpose bird with a V-shaped feathered crest that towers over its head but does not cover its eyes. It has white earlobes, small red watts, a red face, and willow-green legs. This is a medium-sized breed quite similar to the Brabanter. The average breed weight is 2.5 to 2.8 kg (5.5–6.2 lb) for roosters, and 1.8 to 2.1 kg (4.0–4.6 lb) for hens. Breed varieties Two varieties of colors are recognized for the Polverara, bl...