Conservation status Watch
Country of origin Spain
Breed Info
Varieties Black, Buff, Self Blue, White
Variations Single comb, Rose comb
Recognized by APA Admitted in 1888
APA class Mediterranean
Has Bantam Counterpart yes
Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)

The Minorca has been around since Ancient Rome, but was developed more in the 17-1800s. It is the largest Mediterranean breed. Minorca hens lay lots of extra-large white eggs. Minorcas are susceptible to frostbite due to their large comb and wattles. However, they are quite hardy in hot climates.

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