Minorca - killingart - black-118.jpg
Minorca - killingart - minorca-119.jpgMinorca - killingart - minorca-120.jpg
0 0
Very Good
Extra Large
Egg Laying

Minorca is a breed of chicken that originated in Spain and was developed in England from the imported Castilian fowl of Spain. The American Poultry Association classified it as a Mediterranean class. The Minorca breed has a variety of colors which includes beige, black, and white, though the British recognized another color - blue phase. 

What sets the Minorca part from other breeds is its large white ear patch much like the White Faced Black Spanish, though both are from the same class. These chickens mature fast and tend to be very flighty, but it can be trained if handled thoroughly while still chicks. The Minorca is the largest breed among the chickens in the Mediterranean class. The rooster weighs approximately 9 pounds and the hen weighs about 7 1/2 pounds. Minorca chickens are good source of egg and meat, much like the Leghorns.

Another variety of Minorca is the Blue Andalusian, noted for its equally large-sized comb. That distinct characteristic makes it difficult to breed in the US and Canada where comb frostbite is very prominent.

Tags For This Thread:


  • How many eggs do you get each day?

    I have a dozen Australorp pullets so kind of looking to see how many eggs I should expect per day. How many chickens do you have, what breed and how many eggs a day do you get?

  • My 1st Ameraucana! So excited!!!

    Here she is. Got her at a nearby fur & feather swap this morning. She was handled a lot as a chick so she's very sweet & tame. Content to be held so that's all it took and I was in love. :D She's

REVIEWS(0 Reviews)  Add A Review