By Dennis Hawkins

The Castilian breed is a Spanish fowl that was first indroduced into Spain during the Moorish occupation and was sometimes referred to as the 'Moorish fowl'. It is found primarily throughout Old Castile and other parts of Spain. The Castilian is suspected as being the ancestor of the Minorca due to a strong resemblance. There are White and Black Castilians with Black being more common. The Castilian has not been admitted to the standard.

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