About Modenese Chickens
The Modenese has
been described as a local breed by some authors. According to some others, the
Modenese should be the result of crossbreeding among Padovana Comune (Improved
Magiarola), White Livorno, and Black Red Livorno.
Because of the
predominant black red variety wheaten, it was called Buff of Modena. The
Modenese chicken appears in some paintings by Gaetano Chierici, an artist from
Emilia-Romagna. A breeding of Modenese has been recently discovered and the
University of Parma is carrying out the productivity tests.
A small stock is
bred by the University of Parma, in the Veterinary Faculty. There also is a
conservation project carried out by the Province of Parma and the Animal
Production Department of Veterinary Faculty.
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