About Robusta Maculata Chickens
|Robusta Maculata cock and hen (photo M. Arduin) |
work completed in 1965 at the Experimental Poultry Station in Rovigo, a city in
Northern Italy. The Buff Oprington and the White America contributed to its
creation. This breed has become more and more popular in last years, most of
all because of its graceful look.
Maculata has a good rusticity, excellent for biological breeding and typical
Double-purpose breed (meat and eggs). Medium precocity.
The layers have
quite good precocity. The eggs have a shell from rosy to brown.
Mean production: 140-160 (55-60 g).
The meat is
delicate and abundant.
The age for the
slaughtering is about 18 week. Generally it’s reared as pure breed stock; at 4
months the pullets and the cockerels weight 1.9-2.0 kg. It’s also used for
crossbreeding: females x White America or Hampshire. Those hybrids have a mean
weight of 1.3 kg (cockerel) and 1.1 kg (pullet).
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