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Black Minorcas
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BLMC Males $2.16 $1.91 $1.87 $1.63 $1.52 $1.45 Sold Out
BLMP Females $3.27 $3.02 $2.93 $2.82 $2.69 $2.61 Sold Out
BLMS Straight Run $2.87 $2.62 $2.56 $2.49 $2.42 $2.25 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Mediterranean
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: excellent
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: excellent
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 9 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 7.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: watch
This has always been one of our favorite varieties because it was about the first one raised by Murray McMurray. In 1917, the first time he made an exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, he won a blue ribbon on his prize Black Minorca cockerel, and it gave him a thrill he never got over. The Minorcas are the largest of the Mediterranean Class and the Blacks are perhaps the finest examples of their class. They lay large white eggs, are non-setters.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
We ordered three of these birds along with a dozen other assorted breeds and they immediately made themselves known as the "adventurous" members of the flock. Always curious, inquisitive and very friendly. As adults, these traits continued to make themselves clear. These three chickens would come when called and were generally thrilled to be picked up and carried around.
We ordered an assorted rare breed mix 2 years ago and got three Black Minorca Hens in the mix. We call them the "Tres Amigas". Outside of being beautiful and healthy as are all your chicks, they are the sweetest most adventurous hens and great fun. When I come out to give the flock their afternoon lettuce scraps or bread heels, the minute I sit in the chair out in the chicken yard my Minorca girls jump into my lap and my arms and take a nap on me in the sun. They lay nice eggs too! It's amazing getting to know your chickens and their personalities!
Three years ago, I ordered a Black Minorca Cockerel, and he has won Champion Mediterranean Rooster twice. He is beautiful and has fertilized eggs which hatched into beautiful chicks. I recommend these birds!!!
These are some really beautiful birds! Not only attractive but lots of large white eggs. I have been ordering chicks from you guys for over 15 yrs and can say I am one SATISFIED customer. Trust me, McMurray is #1 in customer service and satisfaction!!! Jason Haynes -Oxford, AL