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White Faced Black Spanish
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
WFBC Males $2.70 $2.45 $2.40 $2.08 $2.00 Sold Out
WFBP Females $4.02 $3.77 $3.68 $3.66 $3.55 Sold Out
WFBS Straight Run $3.24 $2.99 $2.93 $2.88 $2.84 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: medium
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: excellent
Cold Tolerance: poor
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: critical
In general carriage the Spanish are graceful and stylish. The rich glossy black plumage, the large red comb, and the long pendulous white face and ear lobes present a striking and different appearance. They are non-setters, lay white eggs, and are the same size as Minorcas. They are thought to be the oldest breed in the Mediterranean class of fowl. The white face of our Spanish is very slow to develop. Please allow the birds to go through one molt before showing them.
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
I was hesitant to order the white faced black Spanish, but my son was set on getting one. We ordered one hen, and I'm so glad we did. She is the friendliest chicken we've ever had. She flies up and lands on your shoulder. She is always chattering away to us. She's a curious and funny chicken. We love our "Duchess."
Ordered 5 WFBS. Got 4 roosters and one female. The one rooster we kept we named Mr. Nice Guy as he was so friendly with us and gentle with the hens. Best rooster ever. The female is super friendly and inquisitive. She over-wintered much better than I thought she would too. This is by far my favorite breed.
We had an order that had five of these White Faced Black Spanish in it. Within 24 hours 2 were dead along with 2 Silver Leghorns. We did everything we could for them, they were up running around eating and drinking with all the right temperatures. Although this does happen sometimes McMurray was very fast in refunding our money and they were very helpful. We realize baby chicks are fragile and sometimes they just don't recover from their trip. Thanks a ton! We had an order in May that survived great and they are still growing like weeds! Cody - Denison, TX
Surprisingly faithful layers of medium eggs, even in cooler weather. Nervous breed. Good flyers. Roosters are beautiful!
Surprisingly faithful layers of medium eggs, even in cooler weather. Nervous breed. Good flyers. Roosters are beautiful!
6 years ago we got a White Faced Black Spanish rooster. As he matured he turned into a truly stunning bird, and the best rooster we have ever had. He was calm, very protective but gentle with the hens. If he saw a threat he would round them up, hustle them into the hen house and then stand guard at the door. We just lost him to old age this week, and we plan on ordering a new one. We also have one of the hens and she's quite the escape artist - always wants to know what's on the other side of the fence.
We love our "racing chicken" which is what we call our particular white faced hen. Ours seems to be far more inquisitive and engaging than any of the other breeds we keep. She doesn't lay quite as often as the heavier girls but is a far more satisfactory pet than the others. If I had to raise one breed this would be my first choice.
These chickens are sooooooooooo fancy and cool! The white face on these guys really make them stand out! Thanks for such great birds.
These chickens are sooooo cool and fancy! I reccomend these to everybody!
We ordered a pair of White Faced Black Spanish several years ago and they have been a beautiful addition to our farm. The hen is a consistent layer and the male, with extrememly large spurs, is suprisingly gentle. Thanks McMurray hatchery, we have been very pleased.