Other common names: Padovana di Polverara; Schiatta di Polverara; Schiatta
The Polverara chicken is an very old breed that has been known since at least the 1400s. It is questioned whether the breed was developed from, or is the foundation stock of the breed Padovana. This traditional Italian breed is close to extinction, and lingers on by a few dedicated breeders.
Varieties (V Comb): Black, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 4 - 6 lbs
Personality: Easily handled, can become social during feeding
Preferred climate: Cool and dry
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
Crest feathers can freeze, therefore special care should be taken to keep the Polverara chicken dry during the cooler seasons.