The Minorca is a breed of chicken originating in Spain.
The Minorca breed was developed in England from imported Castilian fowl of Spain.
The distinction of the Minorca is the large-sized comb as well as the rather large white ear patch much like the White Faced Black Spanish, another of this class which makes it recognisable at a distance.
The Minorca is the largest of the Mediterranean class of fowl. Males weight is 9 pounds and hens 7.5 pounds.
The Minorcas lay white eggs. Colour varieties include buff, black, white with the British recognising a blue phase. Minorcas tend to be very flighty.
Minorcas mature quickly and begin crowing sooner than other breeds. They are closely related to the White-faced Black Spanish and Castilian Black.
Minorcas are utility fowl and were once in the class of widespread large flocks for laying and meat production like the Leghorn breed which is the smallest of this class.
Minorcas should not have yellow legs. The yellow legs would disqualify these breeds in a show.