Italian National Poultry Championship Dec. 2018

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  1. Gargoyle

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    In December we were in Italy, near the famed marble quarries of Carrara. I go there to select marble for my sculpture. A friend mentioned to me that the Italian National Poultry Championship, the XXV Campionati Italiani di Avicoltura, was being held that weekend at the convention center in Carrara, a huge facility where I've attended exhibitions of marble and stone working machinery. So, of course, my wife and I spent all Sunday there, enjoying the chickens and taking LOTS of photos. There were nearly 1500 birds entered as competitors, and others that were just there for sale. Many were breeds we are familiar with from the U.S., but quite a lot were Italian or European breeds and varieties that are rarely seen stateside.


    This White Crested Bantam Polish Hen was best in show. In Italian this breed is called an Olandese con Ciuffo, and the variety is Nana Nera con Ciuffo Bianco. Her score was E97. (Excellent, 97 points). She comes from the town of Ravenna, a city famous for some of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture, with stunning 5th and 6th century mosaics. I'll explain the scoring system in the next post, and include scores when I can in with the photos.

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    I'll try to post the right name for each bird, but please post corrections if I'm off base.
    I tried to make notes while shooting, and cross reference with the exhibition catalog, but I know I've missed a lot. If you spot one where you think my identification is wrong, or my translation from the Italian name of the breed is off, or where I didn't know what it was, please reply with your suggestions. When I can, I'll try to post the Italian name of the breed/variety, along with what I think is the English equivalent. I repeat, corrections are welcome!

    In some cases I'll be able to include the Judging scores, based on this system:
    E Eccellente (Excellent) 97 points
    D Distincto (Distinguished) 96 points
    MP Molto Buono (very good) 95-93 points
    B Buono (good) 92-91 points
    S Sufficiente (sufficient) 90 pints
    I insufficiente (insufficient) 0 points


    Liege Bantam gamecock, black silver
    Best of breed with a score of MB 95 (molto bene 95 points)
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    A Braekel bantam, best of breed, score D 96 (Distinguished 96 points)
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    White Cochin, best of breed, score D96
    In Italian Cocincina nana bianca (226)White-Cochin best of breed d96.jpg

    A pair of female silver penciled Bantam Cochin. The one on the left won best coloration, with a score of MB95. The one on the right scored MB93.
    In Italian: Cocincina Nana Perniciata Argento Maglie Nere
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    Ko Shamo Dorata Frumento (Golden Wheat) E97 best of breed and best game bird
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    Liege Bantam gamecock black silver, MB95, best of breed
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    Buff Frizzle bantam, (arricciata Nana Fulva) MB95, best of breed
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    Buff Silkie (Morseta Nana con barba fulva), D96, best of breed
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    White Wyandotte, MB95, best of breed
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    Silver laced Wyandotte, MB 95 best coloration
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    A silver laced Wyandotte hen.
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    And I need to figure out what this is, I believe it's an Italian breed. Perhaps Robusta Maculata or Italiana? Fely_Chickens (332) mb 95 cdc.jpg
     
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    Two silver tufted black Appenzells, the one on the right scored MB95 and was best of breed, the one on the left just two points behind at MB93. (so both were MB, Molto Buono).
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    And this silver laced Padovana. It's a Polish chicken, but the name is becaused they are believed to have arrived in the city of Padua (near Venice) in the 1300's. They've been popular in Italy for 700 years. This one scored MB94.
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    :love Wow! Thank you so much. I enjoyed every bit of your post :wee
     
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    This is a Barbuta D'Anversa Gigio Perla Picchiettata Bianco, in English a Belgian d'Anver. The coloring translates as grey pearl with white speckles. RoostersAreAwesome said that in the US it's called blue mottled or lavender mottled. She scored a B92.
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    This is a bantam silkie, called "Moroseta Nana" in Italian.
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