Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics
The Nana version of Castigliana was selected in Germany. It lays eggs with a white shell.
Dwarf chicken with common chicken type, tail carried almost at right angles and medium height growth habit.
- Gauls 0.85 kg
- 0.75 kg hens
Breed standard - FIAV
I - GENERALITIES
Minimum weight g. 35
Shell color: white.
II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Dwarf chicken with common chicken typology, tail carried almost at right angles and medium height bearing.
III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed
Trunk: long and cylindrical; slightly inclined towards the back.
Head: medium size ..
Beak: medium length; black to dark horn.
Big eyes; brown iris.
Crest: medium size; straight, with 4/5 not too deep teeth; lobe slightly detached from the neck. In the hen she is straight in the
front and then fall to one side without hiding the eye.
Bargigli: of medium length and fine texture.
Face: red, with some small feathers.
Mumps: white; oval and medium-sized.
Neck: slightly arched with abundant cape.
Shoulders: wide and well rounded.
Back: wide, long and slightly inclined. Full rump, without bearings
Wings: well tightened to the body without going beyond it.
Tail: not too large; carried almost at right angles and slightly open; numerous sickles.
Chest: wide, full and deep. In the very prominent hen.
Legs: medium length legs, well fitting plumage. Medium length tarsi; not feathered; dark slate color. Fingers of
medium length and well widened.
Belly: well developed.
2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 0,850
HEN: Kg. 0,750
Slim body; tail carried horizontal; too light color of the tarsi and fingers; straight or S-shaped crest in the hen.
3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: well tightened to the body.
IV - COLORS
Intense black with bright green reflections.
Serious defects: presence of other color than black; lack of green highlights; violet or bronze reflections.