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Chickens

Emanuela Colombo

2015 - 2016

Italy

Chickens | Preserving Biodiversity.

Modern poultry breeding methods only involve the use of two chicken breeds, hybrid and totally created by man through genetic modifications: the breed broiler (meat) and the laying hen (for eggs). The focus on profit has led poultry farmers to ignore the history and territorial origins of the species, to promote a standardized production that has no other aim than the greatest profit. A real cultural and biological pollution, which has almost determined the extinction of hundreds of genetic types and a very high damage to the species biodiversity. Fortunately some nostalgic fans have started researching the last vestiges of the original breeds of chickens and have taken to breed, reviving poultry breeds almost disappeared. If it was not for them many of these chickens would definitely extinct and their genes lost. The breeders of these ancient breeds compete in beauty competitions, each animal is evaluated for posture, size, shape, design and color of the plumage.

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  • The modern English fighter is a thumbnail of the corresponding modern English big one. It is a very ancient breed already known by the Romans when they invaded Britain. This breed excels in vitality and strength. The modern English fighter in poultry shows is among the most admired and is distinguished by its domesticity.

  • Paduan breed has Italian origin and is perhaps the oldest known breed in Italy. Is thought to be a cross of Cochinchina and Polverara, which is another breed widespread and very old with a tuft on the head.

  • Cochinchina is undoubtedly one of the best known dwarf races and is bred in all European countries. Born in China and then undergoes a careful selection in England in the second half of the 19th century.

  • The Langshan is an Asian race coming from China. It was imported into England by Commander Croad who, honoring the country of origin, gave it the name of the eponymous district.

  • The dwarf race fit has very ancient origins, she is probably from France and she is in Europe for several centuries. It's a dwarf race with lively temperament, sweet, active.

  • The Dutch is a chicken coming from Holland and known for a very long time. Great part of his genetics comes from the Paduan breed that was imported from Italy. It's a very lively and expressive chicken, that for her beauty spread rapidly throughout Europe.

  • The Dutch is a chicken coming from Holland and known for a very long time. Great part of his genetics comes from the Paduan breed that was imported from Italy. It's a very lively and expressive chicken, that for her beauty spread rapidly throughout Europe.

  • The Dutch is a chicken coming from Holland and known for a very long time. Great part of his genetics comes from the Paduan breed that was imported from Italy. It's a very lively and expressive chicken, that for her beauty spread rapidly throughout Europe.

  • Is a Belgian ancient race, easy to raise and independent. It is raised in Flanders in the mid-1800s. It's the most bred bearded dwarf in Belgium.

  • Chabo is an ancient dwarf race of Japanese chickens (formerly also known as Nagasaki), bred all over the world. The breed is characterized by shortness of the paws, which gives the impression that the chicken is always leaning on the ground and walk crawling.

  • The modern English fighter is a thumbnail of the corresponding modern English big one. It is a very ancient breed already known by the Romans when they invaded Britain. This breed excels in vitality and strength. The modern English fighter in poultry shows is among the most admired and is distinguished by its domesticity.

  • Is a Belgian ancient race, easy to raise and independent. It is raised in Flanders in the mid-1800s. It's the most bred bearded dwarf in Belgium.

  • The Lower Rhine is a variety of chicken known only by a few breeders fans.
    She is originated in Germany and has the distinction of being robust and heavily built, she is obtained from crossing other breeds of Central and Northern Europe.

  • Cochinchina Nana is undoubtedly one of the best known dwarf races and is bred in all European countries. Born in China and then undergoes a careful selection in England in the second half of the 19th century. His first importation in Italy dates back to 1855/1860 with colored fawn ones.

  • Cemani is an asian black skinned race. It is black also in the livery. The name comes from Cemani, a village near the city of Solo on the island of Java.

  • The modern English fighter is a thumbnail of the corresponding modern English big one. It is a very ancient breed already known by the Romans when they invaded Britain. This breed excels in vitality and strength. The modern English fighter in poultry shows is among the most admired and is distinguished by its domesticity.

  • The modern English fighter is a thumbnail of the corresponding modern English big one. It is a very ancient breed already known by the Romans when they invaded Britain. This breed excels in vitality and strength. The modern English fighter in poultry shows is among the most admired and is distinguished by its domesticity.

  • The Livorno nana has similar characteristics to the homonymous big race. When you talk of Livorno you immediately think of Tuscany and the port of Livorno from where in 1828 set off this chicken to arrive in North America. Over time the breed Livorno returned to England and then arrived in Italy at the end of ' 800.

  • Paduan breed has Italian origin and is perhaps the oldest known breed in Italy. Is thought to be a cross of Cochinchina and Polverara, which is another breed widespread and very old with a tuft on the head.


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