Ancona & Buff Minorcas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kyfarmer, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    dose any one on here have this breed of chickens
    Ancona & Buff Minorcas i was going to buy me some and sale the eggs on ebay i just wanted to know if that be good i deal need to know if the lay good etc think you

    famer matt
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have a few Ancona, roos are aggressive and flighty, hens are flighty. They do lay nice medium sized white eggs.

    It may make a difference if you handle them a lot as chicks. I did not.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    My friend that I split a hatchery order with has Anconas. Their combs get very tall and flop over. Their white eggs are gorgeous.
    Their reputation is that they are very wary of possible predators, so they would be good if you plan to free-range them, but that also makes me think that they may not be the calmest birds you could have.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yes, their combs do flop (especially the females) and if you are in a cold climate area they'll be prone to frostbite.
     

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