Tyrolean chicken

Characterization of New Tyrolean


Neu-Tirolerhuhn, Tirolerhuhn, Gallina Tirolese (ita)

Area of origin

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).

Type and productive orientation

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.

Biometric data

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

Typical characteristics

  • Body: cylindrical, medium length, well rounded.
  • Head: compact, of medium height, hood facing forward.
  • Beak: strong and slightly curved, of a greyish to bluish-black color
  • Eyes: large, lively, bright and red-orange to brown in color
  • Crest: small V-shaped horns comb.
  • Wattles: small and red.
  • Face: red.
  • Ear shells: Medium size, oval and white-bluish color.
  • Beard: Beard and whiskers often black, wattles and ear cups cover only partially.
  • Hood: Always well developed and directed forward.
    With cocks: high and narrow; with hens: full (wide) and smaller.
  • Neck: upright, often with black ruff. Cock: long, arched and carried erect; with long and fine feathers. Hen: rather short and curved.
  • Shoulders: average wide.
  • Back: average length and width; lowered the tail.
  • Wings: worn close to the body.
  • Tail: carried upright, even with the hen.
  • Chest: little projecting, carried high.
  • Legs: medium long, conspicuous and not feathered, blue to slate-green, four toes.
  • Belly: well developed, soft.
  • Skin: pale, white
  • Structure of the plumage: close fitting, long, rounded feathers.
  • Coloring of the plumage: all colors.

Morphological, biometric and color characteristics which lead to exclusion

  • To squat or upright posture;
  • Feeble hull;
  • Open, falling apart, crooked or rear-facing hood
  • Not sufficiently well-developed beard;
  • Of the characteristic differing body mass and weight.
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