Minorcas

A very nice family group of Black Minorca bantams
Photo courtesy of Wilbert Hollinger

These birds are the largest and heaviest of the Mediterranean fowl. They are accepted in the APA's Standard in Black, Buff and White, and the Blacks and Whites come in both rose and single comb varieties. The Buff only appears as a single combed bird. The British Standard also recognises a Blue Minorca. The breed was developed in England from imported Spanish Castilian fowl.

Males can reach 9 pounds and the hens 7 1/2. Utility strains of the breed were excellent layers of large white eggs.

Minorcas also exist in bantam form (as you can see above).


Breed club:

The Minorca Club
c/o Rob Walker
Orangeville, Spring Grove Lane
Oldwood, Tenbury Wells, Worcs. WR15 8TE
England
phone: 07767 237840
e-mail: robfirebird@googlemail.com


Minorca Links:

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Minorca page

Feather Fanciers's article on the Minorca


The difference: Minorca on left, Spanish on right
Photos courtesy of Helena Gardner

"Brianna," a Buff Minorca hen

A Black Minorca rooster

A Buff Minorca pullet
Photo courtesy of Gary Lawrence

Two shots of a 4-month-old Black Minorca pullet
Photos courtesy of James Morris

A six-month-old pair of Black Minorcas
Photo courtesy of James Morris

"Cadbury," a Chocolate Minorca pullet
Photo courtesy of Frances Bassom

A very nice Black Minorca pullet
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A bantam White Minorca pullet from Germany
Photo courtesy of Sascha Michel

Another Black Minorca pullet
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray

Buff Minorca pullets
Photo courtesy of Ariel Redmond

A Black Minorca hen
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A 3-week-old Black Minorca
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray


"Sophisticate," a Black Minorca chick
Photo courtesy of Darcie

A Mocha Minorca chick
Photo courtesy of Frances Bassom

A rarity!! An albino Minorca chick
Photo courtesy of Frances Bassom


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