Morozzo Capon

Italy

Piedmont

Breeds and animal husbandry

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Morozzo Capon

Morozzo capons are castrated roosters from the Morozzo breed. When they are mature they have a long black metallic tail and glossy brick-red feathers trimmed with blue or green. The cockerels are born in the spring and castrated in August, then roam freely for another four or five months. Their meat is tender and delicate, and purists enjoy is simply boiled and dipped in salt, or served with a typical “bagnet verde” (green sauce).

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Season

The traditional Morozzo capon is slaughtered at an age of at least 220 days. The slaughter takes place in autumn and winter.

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The popularity of this type of traditional chicken farming, once very common, began waning in the 1960s. By around a decade ago, it risked disappearing completely. But then the Presidium revived it, and the 300 capons registered in and around Morozzo in 1999 have now become 3,000. A consortium has united around 40 farmers, who each raise no more than 250 birds. They respect a strict protocol which specifies a natural diet and ample outdoor space. The historical fair, held on the third Monday in December, has also been given a new lease of life.

Production area
Morozzo Municipality and surrounding areas, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Morozzo Municipality, Consortium for the Promotion of Morozzo Capon and Other Traditional Fowls

Consorzio per la tutela e la valorizzazione
del Cappone di Morozzo
e delle Produzioni Avicole Tradizionali
Morozzo (Cn)
via Bongioanni, 4
tel. +39 0171 772001
prenotazioni@capponedimorozzo.it
www.capponedimorozzo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giovanna Mellano
tel. +39 3490712309
prenotazioni@capponedimorozzo.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com
The popularity of this type of traditional chicken farming, once very common, began waning in the 1960s. By around a decade ago, it risked disappearing completely. But then the Presidium revived it, and the 300 capons registered in and around Morozzo in 1999 have now become 3,000. A consortium has united around 40 farmers, who each raise no more than 250 birds. They respect a strict protocol which specifies a natural diet and ample outdoor space. The historical fair, held on the third Monday in December, has also been given a new lease of life.

Production area
Morozzo Municipality and surrounding areas, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Morozzo Municipality, Consortium for the Promotion of Morozzo Capon and Other Traditional Fowls

Consorzio per la tutela e la valorizzazione
del Cappone di Morozzo
e delle Produzioni Avicole Tradizionali
Morozzo (Cn)
via Bongioanni, 4
tel. +39 0171 772001
prenotazioni@capponedimorozzo.it
www.capponedimorozzo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giovanna Mellano
tel. +39 3490712309
prenotazioni@capponedimorozzo.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com