According to some authors, this breed could be the result of a crossing between the Polish (Occhialone or ‘barbo’ in English) and Reggianino towards the end of 19th century. Then some blood of the Belgian Viaggiatore (traveller) would be introduced.
Quite a big head, a high forehead and a quite long neck. It has a strong beak of average length. Eye caruncles made up of 2/3 thin rings.
A large breast, short wings, but large at shoulder level. A short tail that overcomes the wings of 2 cm. Various colours.
Occhialone di Parma black