For the back-breeding program, selected representatives of various colour varieties of Appenzeller Spitzhauben were paired with likewise selected animals of the extremely rare Polverara chickens. The necessary animal exchange between Italy and Switzerland was approved by the relevant authorities, the veterinary requirements are met. In the offspring, i.e. in the "New Tyrolean" two things are noteworthy:
=> Those wishing to participate in the project and take a breeding group, address oneself to the contact persons listed under contacts. Animals or hatching eggs will be delivered only in the former distribution area.
Attention, the project works with a "closed herdbook". The parentage is recorded in this. This is to keep the breeding clean from crossbreeding. All animals that are not included in the herdbook are therefore considered to be crested chickens, but not Tyrolean chickens.
Please note: The delivery of the new Tyrolean should not interfere with the conservation breeding of endangered local breeds!
Nachzucht 2012: oben Junghennen, unten Junghähne
Neu-Tirolerhuhn, Tirolerhuhn, Gallina Tirolese (ita)
Territory of the former Austrian Empire, the provinces of Bolzano and Trento (IT), Tyrol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg (A), Central and Eastern Switzerland (CH), South German border area in Bavaria (Germany).
Elegant and sturdy chicken of medium height, very attractive and forward facing pointed hood (bonnet), well-developed beard. The chickens have a well-developed brood drive. Attitude in general on family farms with extensive free-range (pasture), dual-purpose chicken meat and eggs (about 52-58 grams). The meat is lean and of fine flavor.
|Average weight of mature cock:||2,0 – 2,4 kg|
|Average weight of mature hen:||1,5 – 1,8 kg|
|Egg:||52 – 58 g, Minimum Weight: 50 g|
|Color of the egg shell:||pure white and whitish|
|Laying performance:||160 – 200 eggs / year|
|Size of the base ring:||18 mm cock, hen 16 mm|
In the Tyrolean chickens there were different color varieties, the black color predominated.
With the New Tyroleans the black colour also dominates, but there are also several colour variants. Apart from the black colouring, however, no other colourings will be bred. The breeders want a "colourful farm mix".