Chicken breeds: Sachsenhuhn - Chicken of Nana Saxony

Chicken breeds: Sachsenhuhn - Chicken of Nana Saxony

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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Breed of German origin recognized in 1992. Color of the shell: light brown up to cream color.

Morphological characteristics

Medium sized, elegant, vigorous shape, slightly elongated dwarf chicken; full, broad and medium-height rump. Lively temperament.
Colors foreseen in the Italian Standard: White, Black, Fulva and Sparrowhawk

Medium weight:
- Gauls 1.1 kg
- 0.9 kg hens

Breed Zwerg Sachsenhuhn - Chicken of the Dwarf Saxony (photo

Breed standard - FIAV


Germany, recognized in 1992.

Minimum weight g. 38
Shell color: light brown to cream colored.

Rooster: 14
Hen: 12

Medium sized, elegant, vigorous shape, slightly elongated dwarf chicken; full, broad and medium-height rump. Lively temperament.

General appearance and characteristics of the breed

Trunk: well developed; somewhat elongated; keeping the body horizontal.
Head: small and narrow.
Beak: medium length; strong; color corresponding to that of the tarsi.
Eyes: large, bright; color according to the variety.
Crest: small and simple, regularly indented, the lobe follows only slightly the line of the nape. In proportionately smaller hen.
Bargigli: small and of fine texture. Smaller in the hen.
Face: red and smooth.
Mumps: white; almond-shaped.
Neck: medium length with full cape.
Broad shoulders; not very prominent; a little hidden by the cape.
Back: slightly rising before the middle, towards the rump and the tail, without any interruption or angle. Full rump, wide and rounded laterally without interruption from the back to the tail. In hen the formation of bearings is tolerated.
Wings: closed, carried almost horizontal and well-tightened to the body.
Tail: of medium length; slightly raised; view from above wide at the base and slightly rounded; wide profile view at the base and then narrowing towards the back; view from the rear, slightly open and slightly raised, with helmsman, large and small wide sickles all arranged as regularly as possible. In the hen seen from above as in profile it must be wide at the base to then shrink towards the back; seen from behind, the helmsmen are slightly oblique, so that their slightly open structure completes the characteristic upper line.
Chest: wide, well rounded and a little prominent. In the wide and deep hen.
Legs: legs of medium length. Medium length tarsi, not coarse; color according to the variety. Medium length and well spread fingers.
Belly: full, wide and well developed in the back.

Rooster: kg. 1.1
Hen: kg.0,9

Serious faults: light body, too short or too big; flat chest; body holding strongly inclined; habit too detected; narrow tail, very raised or hanging; interruption in the back / croup / tail transition; too large or strongly reddish mumps; wattles too long; coarse head; overdeveloped ridge.

Conformation: full, not too hard, but well tightened to the body.


Intense black coat with strong green reflections.
Dark brown iris. Black tarsiers.
Serious defects: opaque color; purple or bronze reflections in the plumage; floury tracks.

Pure white coat. Slight yellowish reflections tolerated in the rooster's cape and rump.
Red-orange iris. Light flesh-colored tarsi.
Serious defects: strong yellow reflections; feathers of other color.

Intense uniform fawn. A little darker shade in the rooster. Fawn feather quilt and back. A slight black peppering in the tail and in the primary remiges is tolerated.
Red-orange iris. Flesh-colored tarsi, a bluish glaze temporarily tolerated.
Serious faults: white duvet; black feathers; floury tracks.

Each feather crossed in multiple alternation of gray-dark blue and gray-light blue, the bars having a slightly arched shape. The drawing is not precise. Bars of the same width in the rooster, in the hen the dark part is a little wider than the light. Down jacket only faintly designed. One black remigante for each wing is allowed.
Red-orange iris. Flesh-colored tarsi, some dark flakes are allowed in the hen.
Serious defects: complete absence of the sparrowhawk design in the sickles or in the remiges in the cock; heavily washed sparrowhawk design; floury tracks.

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