Minorca Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Gallina menorquina

The basics:
The Minorca standard chicken is an old breed which originated in Spain where it was favored for its egg production. Today, they are most commonly used as show birds, and are less popular then they where in the past. There is also a Minorca Bantam that was developed in Germany and the U.K in the early 1900’s.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rose or Single Comb): Black, Blue, Buff, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Bantam: 25 - 30 oz
Largefowl: 7.5 - 9 lbs
Personality: Active and generally uninterested in humans.
Broody: Rarely
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Single combed Minorca chickens are prone to frostbite. If you live in a colder region, then it is best to purchase Rose combed Minorcas.


large white eggs, terrific layers

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