Italians breeds

Mericanel della Brianza
Italian breeds of chickens - Breed with standard FIAV

Origin and main characteristics

Bantam breed which originally came from Lombardia.
The only Bantam breed officially recognized in Italy.
It’s very appreciate as brooding hen, able to brood eggs of games or from other breeds with poor broodiness.


There are 8 different varieties with different livery (white, black red, silver duckwings, etc.).

Mericanel della Brianza cock Mericanel della Brianza cock (photo

Mericanel della Brianza hen Mericanel della Brianza hen (photo

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