Area of origin: Veneto, region of northern Italy.
The Ermellinato di Rovigo turkey was derived from a mutation in the offspring of crosses of local birds to the American Narraganset breed in 1958 and was then selected for increased performance. The Ermellinato di Rovigo is very rustic and well suited to pasture production.
Age of sexual maturity (month): 7
Egg production: 70-100
Egg weight (g): 70-80
Egg colour: White – Rose
- Male: 10-12 kg
- Female: 4-6 kg
This breed is of medium size and is early feathering.
Ermellinato di Rovigo turkey
Ermellinato di Rovigo turkey (Veneto Agricultural Agency)