About Mugellese Chickens
also known as Mugginese, are a rustic dual-purpose bantam from Tuscany, in
central Italy. They get their name from the Mugello, an area to the north-east
of Florence. They were common until the 1950’s, but became rare in the second half of the 20th
century. They are now in a phase of recovery, selection, and improvement.
are broody. The capons are used to raise the chicks immediately after the
birth. They are a very lively chicken, very active, even if mild.
They are dark
golden (partridge) and hens may also be wheaten buff. Their skin is white and theirlegs
are pale or flesh-colored. They have a single comb is with 4–6 points. Their ear-lobes
range from red to white. Their average weight is 0.8 kg (1.8 lb) for roosters,
0.7 kg (1.5 lb) for hens. Their eggs are small and ivory-white.