Other common names: Columbian of Rovigo
The Ermellinate di Rovigo was developed at the Experimental Poultry Station, in Rovigo city. It was created around 1959, by crossing the Sussex and Rhode Island Red. The breed was developed to be a dual-purpose fowl, in which the hens could be used to create auto-sexing hybrids.
Varieties (Single Comb): Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5.75 - 8.5 lb
Personality: Calm and easily handled.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large