Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picco, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    I want to add a few white egg layers to my penedesenca flock and love the look of the black and buff minorcas. How flighty are they and how well do they lay?
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I got what I believe were black minorcas in a hatchery mix from Ideal. I just took them to the sale because they were the wildest birds I have ever had. I kept one just to see what her eggs are like, but in all likelyhood she will go too. They are kind of pretty, just not for me. [​IMG]
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I have 1 buff minorca and she is twice as flighty as my leghorns!

    She's 11 months old now and has started to settle a little, but still very flighty, and quite vocal.

    She lays almost every day.
  4. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    I have two 3 week old Black Minorcas. They are definitely a flighty bird. One of mine, Amelia, is already quite the flyer. She can fly straight up, 3 feet, and get out of the brooding pen. She will get out, take a stroll around the room, and then go back in the pen all on her own. Yes, I named her after Amelia Earhart!
  5. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    UMMMM...... I also wanted to add some white layers to my flock and got two buff minorcas chicks. I hope that by handling them alot, I can get them to be calm. They are only two days old so I will have to hold and cuddle them alot. [​IMG]
  6. Richie

    Richie In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2008
    I have had several black minorcas over the years. They, like leghorns, are a nervous and flighty breed. The difference in appearance between those bred by good breeders, striving to keep them to the standard, and commercial breeders is remarkable. The ones I got from, I guess you would call, exhibition breeders were absolutely beautiful. The ones that came from commercial hatcheries layed better, but did not look like what minorcas should look like and were really small. I had one rooster who was calm and friendly, but he was one out of many.

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