2 Chickens - Thank Goodness for McMurray

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mhaines4102, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have 2 of the famous McMurray rare chicks that are now getting old enough (hopefully) to identify.

    The first one is freckles - a 17 week old. My guess was a sexlink roo, but I don't know. I am hoping for an anything pullet.

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    This is the second, Crazychick a 12 week old. My guess was an EE roo, but again, I don't know.

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    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Both look like pullets to me.

    Second one looks like an EE and the first one looks like a Light Sussex pullet.
     
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  3. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those both look like pullets to me too.
     
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    I'm with Mikarod... 1st is a Delaware, 2nd is an EE!!
    BEAUTIFUL!!
    Christina


    ETA: Mikarod switched HER opinion, lol!! I think the first could be a Maran? they have white legs don't they???
     
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  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I agree 2 pullets and the second is an EE. Murray does not sell Light Sussex so it cant be that, I do not know what she is.

    Good luck
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    But Delaware have yellow legs?

    That's what's throwing me off with it...otherwise Delaware was my first guess.

    Think they're "testing" out the Light Sussex before offering them for sale?
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:You might be right. The tail feathers look like Sussex and Sussex have the white legs.... Do Marans come in that color? That was my other guess.
    Christina
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I got a Delaware from Murray once with green legs so it could be possible.
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I've never seen a columbian colored Maran???

    I wonder if they didn't use a mixed bird and put a Buff Orp in with a Delaware??? I mean, that could explain the lighter coloration of columbian in the neck?

    PS...I'm a girl! lol!
     
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  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:Well if they are testing out Light Sussex they better keep working on it as that bird looks way to game for a Sussex. IMO
     
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