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About Mugellese ChickensAbout Mugellese Chickens

Mugellese, 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.  

Mugellese hens 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.


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