The Romagola chicken was a popular chicken breed in the Roman Empire Flaminia, and extended amongst many local provinces. This smaller and primitive chicken was a perfect fowl for locals who required a hardy and self-sustaining fowl.
As commercialized poultry entered the market, this breed became very rare. Today, the Romagola still exists amongst private breeders and the University of Parma.
Varieties: Brown, Cuckoo, Gold Buttercup, Gold Penciled, Silver Buttercup, Silver Penciled, White
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 4 - 6 lbs
Personality: Active and shy
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
The Romagola chicken tends to be breed in flocks that contain all colors. Therefore, many birds plumage coloration varies.