Betweenornamental hens, of high value is the breedMoroseta. ThereMoroseta henit is characterized by black skin and a precious plumage, similar to silk. ThereMoroseta henit is bred as an ornamental and companion breed for its"character"docile and calm.
ThereMoroseta henit is a breed of uncertain origins. There are those who presume that it comes from Asia and those who place its origins on the coasts of Africa.
What is certain is that in Europe it was imported from the Indica around 1850 while the first written references toMoroseta hendate back to Marcopolo who spotted it in China.
ThereMoroseta henit does not have the classic feathers, here the plumage is more similar to the hair; it is precisely to its plumage and the color of the skin that the name derivesMoroseta: blackberry for the color of the skin and silk for the silky texture of the plumage. The appearance and texture of the plumage is dictated by the feathers that bear beards without hooks.
The hens have 4-toed legs while the ornamental breedMorosetait has legs with 5 toes. The race of the Moroseta henincludes small and large specimens. TheMoroseta dwarf hensit reaches dimensions of 0,6 kg for the female hen and 0,7 kg for the rooster. ThereMoroseta henlarge sees weights of 1.1 kg for the hen and 2.3 kg for the rooster.
Another difference, besides the size (Moroseta dwarf hen or large) lies in the beard. In Italy the bearded variety is more successful, on the contrary, in Germany the beardless variety is much more popular.
As for the recognized colors, there are white, black, blue, fawn, red, a color derived from blue (called "splash") and other colors such as the very recent black and white spotted.
Raising the Moroseta henit is simple and is possible even in gardens with low fences: given the particular plumage, theMoroseta henit has no wing force and therefore it is not able to make high leaps.
Also loved by those who do not want thescratching disorder: this hen also has plumage on the legs so it is not very skilled at scratching. Due to its remarkable propensity for hatching and for the care it reserves for the chicks, it is often used by breeders as a nurse for the eggs of other breeds.
To raise the Moroseta hen you will need to organize a dry chicken coop with a low perch and some space for grazing.