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The Minorca has been around since Ancient Rome, but was developed more in the 17-1800s. It is the largest Mediterranean breed. Minorca hens lay lots of extra-large white eggs. Minorcas are susceptible to frostbite due to their large comb and wattles. However, they are quite hardy in hot climates.

Minorcas lay some of the biggest eggs, which made them once prolific egg layers, but they started laying less as breeders focused more on their appearance.

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