The Piacentino (Grosso di Piacenza or Mondano Piacentino) is a breed dating back to the 19th century, very common in the province of Piacenza (Emilia Romagna).
Mean weight: 0,7 - 0,80 kg.
Length (from beak to the end of the tail): 34-36 cm.
A strong but not stocky body, as horizontal as possible.
Black eyes in the white mantle, red orange in the other mantles. The eyelids are bright red, the beak is flesh-coloured in white examples, light brown in the others with white smooth caruncles. Smooth elegant head. Bright red tarsus.
Colors: white, black, red and yellow.
Piacentino white (photo www.agraria.org)
Piacentino white (photo http://10253.alloforum.com)