Other common names: Fulva di Modena
The Modenese chicken is an older breed named after the Northern Italian city of Modena. The breed has little historical documentation, but several non-descriptive authors considered it to be a local breed. Others, claim for the Modenese to be a crossbreed of the Padovana Commune and white and black red Leghorn.
The breed is being conserved by several breeders, the University of Parma, the Province of Parma, and the Animal Production Department of Veterinary Faculty.
Varieties (Single Comb): Modena Wheaten
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 5.5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Social during feeding times
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large