white Minorca genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redandalusian, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any experience with white Minorcas
    I'm thinking about getting some from sandhillls and try and improve
    The variety but I wanted to know if this breeds feathers turn yellow
    In from the sun like so many other white breeds. And also is this breed
    Dominant or recessive white?
     
  2. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got off the phone with Sand Hill after trying to place a late order on the white minorcas. I thought it would be a great project to tackle as well. They told me that they are not even sure if they are going to offer any chicks next spring. As far as I know, they are the only people who have the whites. Feel free to PM me if you find anyone who may be able to help us out, and I will do the same if I manage to scare something up!
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Last time I saw their catalog McMurray had White Minorcas.
     
  4. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked online, and they didn't list any. Maybe I should give them a call.
     
  5. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Called Mcmurray just in case I overlooked them, and they don't have them either. Looks like our only hope is getting an early order in with Sand Hill.
     
  6. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder why sandhill won't have any next spring.
    Maybe we can ask them if they have any older birds for sale
     
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    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did that as well! They said they are keeping everything they have at this point. She stated she did not know if they would offer any next spring because they are trying to build the flock and might be keeping all that hatch.
     
  8. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have any chicks for sale this year
     
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    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know Richard Schock used to have whites but he
    Sold his whole flock awhile ago. I don't know where his
    White Minorcas ended up. He also had single comb and
    Rose comb blacks
     
  10. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing available until further notice.
     

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