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About Ermellinata di Rovigo ChickensAbout Ermellinata di Rovigo Chickens

The selection work startedrnin 1959 (and completed in 1965) at the Experimental Poultry Station in Rovigo,rna city in Northern Italy. The Sussex and Rhode Island Red contributed to itsrncreation. The aim of the selection was to obtain a good producer of valuablernmeat and good layer.

rnrnThey are arndouble-purpose breed (meat and eggs), with good precocity. Also the hens can bernused in the interbreeding for the production of autosexing chicks.

rnrnThe chicks are yellowrnwith light-grey wings. Adults have a "ermellinato" livery: white Columbian orrnlight (white livery with dark neck hackles and main tail feathers). Singlerncomb, red earlobes. Yellow skin and shanks. At 120 days, cockerels and pulletsrnreach the weight of 1.7-1.8 kg. The adult male weighs about 3.5 - 3.7 kg, thernfemale up to 2.4 - 2.5 kg. The hens lay about 170-190 rosy-shelled eggs a year,rnof 55-60 g. Sexual maturity begins at 6-7th month in males and 5-6th month inrnfemales. (The breed is very similar to the Columbian Plymouth Rock).

rnrnContenta dn photornsource: agraria.org

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