Black Minorca Chicken
Breed Club SecretaryRob Walker
7 Astley Orchard, Eastham, Tenbury Wells,
HistoryMinorcas, originally called Red-Faced Black Spanish, are the largest and heaviest of the Mediterranean breed. The distinct characteristics of the Minorca breed are their long strong bodies, large combs, long wattles, large white ear-lobes, large and full tail moderately elevated, with muscular legs set squarely under the solid body. Available Black, white, blue and as a bantam.
The Minorca was the favourite breed kept by T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).
ClassificationLight / Soft leather
Egg ColorChalk white
Egg Numbers170 per annum