Black Minorca Chicken

Minorca Chickens

Breed Club Secretary

Rob Walker
7 Astley Orchard, Eastham, Tenbury Wells,
WR15 8NR
UK

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History

Minorcas, 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).

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Purpose

Egg layer

Classification

Light / Soft leather

Origin

Mediterranean

Egg Color

Chalk white

Egg Numbers

170 per annum


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