The Minorca is one of the heaviest of the light breeds. Originating from the Mediterranean they lay large eggs and also have large white ear lobes. They are utility fowl and were once in the class of widespread large flocks for laying and meat production like the Leghorn breed which is the smallest of this class. The distinction of the Minorca is its rather large white ear patch much like the White Faced Black Spanish, another of this class which makes it recognisable at a distance. The white phase of this breed which once numbered in the thousands is thought now to only have 100 chickens in all of the United States. The breed was developed in England from imported Castilian fowl of Spain. Another of this Minorca group is the Blue Andalusian noted for its equally Minorca large-sized comb which limits this breed in colder regions where comb frostbite is a problem for these birds.
light feather- soft
Black, white and blue.
|Cock||3.2 – 4.1 Kg|
|Hen||2.7 – 3.6 Kg|
Bantam Variety Minorca
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