Other common names: Mugginese
The Mugellese bantam was created in Mugello, Tuscany. It is a true bantam, in that it has no larger form. It was popular till around the 1950’s, and has become very rare today. The breed is not recognized, and is currently undergoing examination at the Technical Committee of the Italian Federation of Poultry Associations in hopes of preserving the breed and developing a standard.
Varieties (Single Comb): Wheaten
Uses: Brooding, Pets, Preservation
Weight: 25 - 28 oz
Personality: Sweet, curious and energetic.
Broody: Yes, persistently broody and an excellent mother
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: Ivory
Egg size: Small