This is our Black Minorca Bantam Hen
Her name is Fureius
The Minorca is a breed of chicken originating in Spain. They are classified in the Mediterranean class by the American Poultry Association. They lay white eggs. Color varieties include buff, black, white with the British recognizing a blue phase. Minorcas mature quickly and begin crowing sooner than other breeds. Minorcas tend to be very flighty.
The distinction of the Minorca is it's rather large white ear patch much like the White Faced Black Spanish another of this class which makes it recognizable at a distance. The white phase of this breed which once numbered in the thousands is thought now to only have 100 chickens in all of the United States. The breed was developed in England from imported Castilian fowl of Spain. Another of this Minorca group is the Blue Andalusian noted for it's equally Minorca large sized comb which limits this breed from the frigid northern areas of the United States and Canada where comb frostbite is a problem for these lovely birds.
These 2 are the babys from the hen from the pics from above.