The Minorca chicken is particularly known for its egg production and large white ear lobes. Minorca chicken was bred in Spain in 1780. It takes its name from the island of Menorca. It is also seen that he is referred to as the Red-Faced Black Spaniard . It is considered the largest of the Mediterranean poultry breeds.
Today, the Minorca breed is adopted by the British and new varieties are created. Minorca chickens are accepted as Black, Buff, Blue and White in the American Poultry Association Standards. Black and White Minorcas are seen in both rose and single comb (Comb) varieties. Black is the main color of the minorka chicken.
Brief Information About Minorca Chicken Characteristics
- Minorca chicken breed is a breed of Spanish origin.
- Today, Minorca chicken breed is grown in many countries of the world.
- Minorca chicken breed also has dwarf (bantam) breed.
- The ear lobes are large and white, which makes it easy for those looking for a purebred Minorca chicken breed.
- While the egg production of the Menorca chicken breed is high in the first year, it decreases over the years.
Minorca Appearance Properties
- Buff is a White, Black and Blue colored race
- Comb, Eye and Beak are completely red.
- Ear lobes are quite prominent and white
- It is a medium sized chicken breed.
- their legs are hairless
- It has a strong and large wing structure
- Its beak is strong and small.
- It has a short tail structure
Minorca Egg Yield
- Live Weight Rooster: 3 – 3.5 kg
- Live Weight Chicken: 2.5 – 3 kg
- Number of Eggs: 180 – 220 Grains per Year
- Egg Color: White
- Egg Weight: 55 – 65 grams
Minorca Breed-Specific Traits
- Minorca chicken breed is very loyal to its owner
- It is a highly developed breed with flying abilities.
- Minorca chicken breed is more suitable for hot and dry climates
- It is recommended to be fed in open vacant areas.