Photo credit, KIKUCHI, Kazuhiro, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

Minorca originated Minorca Island, Spain and is the heaviest of the Mediterranean breeds. This breed has large single comb and white large ear lobe. Age of sexual maturity is relatively slow, about 7 months. Minorca produces extra large white eggs, 65 g, and annually 130 to 140 eggs. Broodiness is absent.

Photo was taken at Tokyo Metropolitan Animal Husbandry Experiment Station.