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Black Minorca

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CrowHollowFarm, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. CrowHollowFarm

    CrowHollowFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for info on this breed from previous breeders. Size eggs and frequency, do they prefer to roost in trees when free ranged, and any aggressive tendency? Or any other info that you personally have. Thanks
     
  2. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you breeding them as an ornamental species or as a farm animal? As a farm bird, it is an egg-laying breed. Hens start laying early, at about 26 weeks, and give about 120 white eggs per year.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've had Black Minorcas in the past and they are excellent layers, laying around 5-6 white eggs per hen per week, and their eggs are typically very large compared to the of most other breeds. I wouldn't characterize Minorcas as being aggressive, but like most Mediterranean breeds, they tend to be high strung and flighty; a poor breed choice if you want lap pets. They are very good fliers as chickens go and if you free range them, some of them at least will likely roost in your trees.
     
  4. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black minorca started laying today at 6 months same as my white frizzle. [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Congratulations! It's always so egg-citing getting that first egg. :eek:) The eggs will get larger as she matures. Your Black Minorca will lay more, and eventually larger eggs than your Frizzle.
     
  6. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you , yes i have one more black minorca and 2 buff minorcas same age i believe they gonna star soon
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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