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Breeds of chickens: Italian - Italiener

Breeds of chickens: Italian - Italiener



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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

The Italian breed (Livorno German selection - Italiener) was selected in Germany by Italian country chickens. Breed less slender and less tall on the tarsi than Livorno.
The eggs have a white shell (minimum weight 55 grams).

Morphological characteristics

Medium-sized chicken, robust and vigorous, with an elongated body, a very developed and large simple crest. Maintain excellent deposition capacity.
Colors: Orange, Silver orange, Silver, Self-healing, Barred, White, White columbia, White blue columbia, Blue, Golden, Fawn, Pearl gray, Millefiori, Black, Black with white flecked, Gold with white edging, Gold with blue edging, Gold with black edging , Perniciata, Perniciata blue, Fleece, Red.

Medium weight:
- Rooster: 2.2-3.0 kg
- Hen: 1.8-2.5 kg

Golden Italian breed rooster (website photo)

Golden Italian breed hen (website photo)

Breed standard - FIAV

I - GENERALITIES
Origin: Germany. Selected from Italian country chickens.
Egg
Minimum weight g. 55
Shell color: pure white.
Ring
Rooster: 18
Hen: 16

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Medium-sized chicken, robust and vigorous, with an elongated body, a very developed and large simple crest. Maintain excellent deposition capacity.

III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed
1- FORM
Trunk: Long, wide, vigorous.
Head: Medium in size, elegant.
Beak: Strong, medium long.
Eyes: Large, very lively.
Crest: Simple, kidney-shaped, red, well implanted, straight bearing, with four or six teeth, with the lobe following the nape of the neck without touching it. In the hen it is carried folded on one side without completely covering the eye.
Bargigli: Of medium length, of fine texture, red.
Face: Red, fine texture.
Orecchioni: From white to cream, medium large, rounded, smooth and with a fine texture.
Neck: Of medium length, with abundant cape.
Shoulders: Wide and well rounded.
Back: Long, wide, horizontal, with well-feathered croup.
Wings: Long, high and closed courses.
Tail: Broad, with long and well arched sickle-shaped; in the hen it is carried closed.
Chest: Full, wide, slightly prominent.
Legs: Legs of medium length, strong and evident; tarsi of medium length, fine, without feathers, four fingers.
Belly: Well developed and rounded.
2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 2,2-3,0
HEN: Kg. 1,8-2,5
Serious defects:
Size too small; crest bent in the cock; mumps with traces of red.
Rooster: weight less than kg. 2.0
Hen: weight less than kg. 1.7
3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: Wide feathers, well fitting to the body, without cushions, thick duvet.

IV - COLORS

ORANGE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

ORANGE SILVER
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

SILVER
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

AUTOSESSABILE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

STRIPED
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: orange red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

WHITE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

COLUMBIA WHITE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

WHITE COLUMBIA BLUE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

BLUE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

GOLDEN
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

tawny
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

PEARL GREY
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

WILDFLOWER
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

BLACK
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: dark to yellow horn; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: dark horn.

BLACK STAINED WHITE
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: from horn to light horn.

WHITE RINGED GOLD
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

BLUE RINGED GOLD
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

BLACK RIM GOLD
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

partridge
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: from horn to light horn.

BLUE PAINTED
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

BATTERY
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

RED
ROOSTER AND HEN
Eyes: from orange to dark red; beak: yellow; tarsi: intense yellow; nails: light horn.

PEARL GRAY ORANGE COLLAR
COCK
Head: straw yellow. Cape: straw yellow with light pearl gray flames. Back, shoulders and wing coverings: yellowish orange. Large wing coverts: pearl gray (wing band). Lanceolate of the rump: straw yellow with or without light pearl gray flames. Primary remiges: pearl gray with narrow orange border on the outside. Secondary remiges: internal part and pearl gray tip, external part cream forms the wing triangle. Chest, belly and legs: pearl gray, narrow straw yellow edging allowed in the rear train. Tail: pearl gray.
HEN
Head: straw yellow. Cape: straw yellow with pearl gray flames. Plumage in general: light pearl gray with fine peppering and cream colored spine, narrow straw yellow edging allowed. Primary and secondary remiges: pearl gray. Chest: light salmon color. Tail: pearl gray.
Serious defects:
Gallo: flames that break through or are absent on the cape; chest and legs with hemming; too light color of the wing coverts; pearl gray strongly sooty floury traces.
Hen: peeling absent or barely visible; wide or too light hemming on the plumage; floury tracks.


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