Blue Rose Comb Minorcas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buckguy20, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    I have two big blue hens that are supposed to be Blue Rosecomb Minorcas. I have never seen or heard anyone talk of these. They don't have the large white ears like the black Minorca so I am not sure if they really are minorcas.
    Has anyone seen these or have any experience with them?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    blue hamburgh?
     
  3. HBuehler

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    Minorca's only come in black buff and white.How old are they? The white ears don't really show up until they are a few months old but if they are older than that and don't have white ears they are a brown layer as well [​IMG].Are they shaped like the Med. Birds are or more like a heavy?
     
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:i agree blue Hamburgh
     
  5. encorepistol

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    Pictures? They also come in self blue.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Hamburgs have a distinct comb. I've seen Blue Minorcas once and the earlobes weren't as large as they could have been. There was also a bit of red in the lobe. Have you tried contacting danhonour on here and seeing if he may know a bit more?


    Edit: There are also SOME strains of barred Minorca out there.
     
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  7. danhonour

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    I have seen some Blue Laced Andalusians (really theses are very similar to Blue Minorcas) that were backcrossed to good Black Minorcas to increase body and egg size.Then interbred producing blue f2 and f3.offspring.I am sure RC Blue Minorcas could be made using RC Black Minorcas onto Blue Andalusians.

    I have been breeding (about 6 years now) self blue (Lavender Minorca largefowl),using SC Black Minorcas.

    Good Minorcas are huge and powerful birds that require a long time to mature,sometimes they are over a year before they get up to good weight and with the large earlobes and combs.If they are Blue Hamburgs they will be much smaller,much shorter,and maybe lacking the black blacing.
     
  8. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    Quote:Thanks everyone for the help. I have SS Hamburgs and these hens are twice as big. They are built like a Minorca or Andalusian. I used to have Andalusians and while these look like them, they are bigger than them as well. These hens are at least a few years old.

    danhonour's assessment sounds right on the spot.
    Thanks again for everyone's help.

    Monty
     

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