Penedès cockerel

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Penedès cockerel

Identified as a breed at the start of the 20th century, the Vilafranquina Negra variety was an endangered species until the 1980s.

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It is a slight and delicate bird with four possible feather colourings: partridge-like, wheat, gold barred and black. It is bred free range and usually slaughtered at around 18-22 weeks. The meat is firm and consistent, and it is fed on grains, fruits and vegetables.

Category: Poultry and eggs.
Characteristic of: Baix Penedès, Alt Penedès
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This fowl is rarely sold outside the Fira del Gall (Rooster Fair) which is held in Vilafranca in December.

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