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Saluzzo White Hen

Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hen
Saluzzo White Hens
Saluzzo White Hen
PAT - Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs


Definition
Saluzzo white hen has a medium-small size, medium developed head, with a well-developed red and upright crest in the rooster (with 4-6 "teeth"), bent on one side in the hen. Wattles and cheeks are red. Beak, tarsi, and skin are yellow. The plumage is entirely pearl white, with straw-yellow reflections on the neck and the back. The tail is while and high, slightly open in hens. The body is trapezoidal. The weight goes between the 1.9 and 2.4 kilos in roosters, between the 1.7 and 2.2 kilos in hens. The color of the eggshell is mainly white.
Saluzzo white hen can be bred both as chicken and as capon. It is ideal boiled or cooked "alla cacciatora".

  • Production Area: Saluzzo White Hen is bred in a very limited area corresponding with the ancient Province of Saluzzo, bordering with the current Provinces of Cuneo and Turin. In the past, in this area many farmsteads used to bred up to 200-300 white hens, producing a total of 10-15 dozen eggs per day.

  • Legislative Protection: Saluzzo White Hen is classified among the "Traditional Agri-foodstuffs of Regione Piemonte", according to art. 8 of the Legislative Decree 30th April 1998, n. 173 and the Annex to the Decisions of the Regional Council 15th April 2002 n. 46-5823.
The ProducersLocality;
 Azienda agricola Villois AntonioCarmagnola (TO)
 Piera BrunoVillafalletto (CN)
 Giacomo BarraManta (CN)
 Az. Agricola San GratoTorre San Giorgio (CN)
 Franco LoveraSaluzzo (CN)
 Felice VianoVerzuolo (CN)
 Istituto Professionale per l'Agricoltura e l'AmbienteVerzuolo (CN)

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