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Bionda Piemontese Chicken

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Other common names: Cappone di Morozzo

The basics:
The Bionda Piemontese is an Italian breed of poultry, that originated in north-western Italy. It is a dual-purpose fowl raised for meat and eggs, and was very popular in Piemonte. Around the 1960s, the poultry industry developed hybrids capable of producing more eggs and meat than traditional breeds. Today, the breed is preserved by several dedicated breeders and agricultural high schools.

Bionda Piemontese roosters are reared in Cuneo Country, where they are castrated and raised as capones. These birds are traditionally slaughtered around six to seven months, and are known as the Cappone di Moruzzo.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black Tailed Buff, Blue Tailed Buff, White Tailed Buff
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 10 - 14 lbs
Personality: Active, not an ideal pet.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra large

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