Story: Poultry industry

Black Minorca cockerel (3rd of 5)

Black Minorca cockerel

Also called the Red-faced Black Spanish chicken, this breed is medium sized and was once popular for its large white eggs. These chickens are now mainly kept to exhibit. They have a long, angular, slow-growing body and so are not popular for meat.

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Reference: AANR 6329 60 A594

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008