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Padovana Riccia - Italian Polish frizle (photo A. Bacchella)
Italian Polish,rnor padovana, chickens are an ancient breed with uncertain origins. According tornDarwin, it came from Poland. It probably arrived in Italy in XIV century,rnbrought by Giovanni Dondi dell'Orologio, nobleman from Padua, eminent doctorrnand astronomer, fascinated by the beauty of those chickens.

rnrnThe origin isrnanyway confused, mingling with the origin of the Polish and the Dutch, which isrntuffled but not bearded. Many quotations of XVI century talk about arnparticularly famous and productive chicken in Padua county. The Padovana dalrnGran Ciuffo has been described in the work Ornithologiae by Ulisse Aldovrandirn(1600).

rnrnThe decline ofrnPadovana begun in XIX century. At the beginning of 1900 there still were somernthousands head, but in 1960’s they disappear almost completely. All thernbreeders of the Defence of the Padovana are members of the Association “PrornAvibus Nostris”, Agricultural High Schools “San Benedetto da Norcia” of Padua.

rnrnThis breed isrnornamental but it can be used also for the production: it's excellent to givernvalue to typical products from specific zones or protected areas. It's a goodrnlayer of eggs of big dimension (50-60 g, white shell).

rnrnThe mainrncharacteristic is the big crest and the well developed beard. The temper isrnvery confident. The sexual maturity is achieved at 6-7th month in male andrn5-6th month in female. It's a breed officially recognized in Italy. Lightrnchicken, elegant, lively and ornamental. Female has an extremely poorrnbroodiness. The Padovana is generally reared as pure breed and as layer. Thernmeat is lean, rosy-white, with delicate taste (the skin is thin and white).

rnrnContent andrnphoto source: Agraria.org.


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