Andalusian and minorca

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jossanne, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Is there any way to tell the difference between a black andalusian pullet and a minorca? Reading online, I saw no difference between leg colors, and it even said that andalusians used to be called "blue minorcas." I have a black McMurray pullet with white earlobes, about 16wks old, who is the same size as my white leghorn. She came in a batch of "rainbow layers." She is shiny black, with green and purple iridescence. It doesn't make any difference what she is, andalusian or minorca, but I am curious if there is any way to tell. Her comb is much smaller than my same-age white leghorn pullet, and is nowhere near ready to flop over yet.

    Any ideas?
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    The female minorca's comb should get large enough to flop over. I do no have minorca and the only difference I know of is the size of the bird. Minorca should be larger. Thats my two cents.

  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Thanks Tim, I'll just keep watching her [​IMG]

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