Hoover's Hatchery

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  • The Minorca is a large, angular, rugged breed originating from Spain. More specifically, they originated on the island of Minorca off the east coast of Spain, descending from the local black chickens that have inhabited the region for centuries. They are the largest of the Mediterranean breeds and are characterized by their long, sloping backs, long legs, and large white earlobes. The Minorca first arrived in the U.S. in the 1880s and it was highly prized as a layer of large chalk-white eggs. Minorcas are an active breed and do quite well in free-range situations. We offer the Black variety in both single comb and rose comb. The single comb variety is well-known for its extra-large comb that lops over to one side on the females.

    Purpose: Egg Layer

    Production: 280 Large White Eggs/Year

    Temperament: Active, Great Foragers

    Mature Weight: 6-8 Lbs.

    Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy

    Broodiness: Occasionally

    Comb Type: Single or Rose Comb
SEX 1-14 15-24 25-49 50-99 100+ qty
Unsexed $5.14 $4.99 $4.84 $4.69 $4.54 Sold Out
Male $4.44 $4.29 $4.14 $3.99 $3.84 Sold Out
Female $5.89 $5.74 $5.59 $5.44 $5.29 Sold Out
Important: Our minimum chick quantity is 5 per breed and sex. We appreciate your understanding as the global pandemic brought an unprecedented situation in 2020; we want to do everything we can to best serve you in 2021. We reserve the right to change order minimums as needed.
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