another batch from Meyer Hatchery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mattsinger, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got another small batch of chicks from Meyer....3 plus their meal maker. The three I bought are Black Copper Marans. Any ideas what this other one is? Its much smaller that the Marans and more of a round body shape/
    Thanks for any ideas
    Matt
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  2. GreenEggsNSpam

    GreenEggsNSpam Out Of The Brooder

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    It is either a Golden Lakenvelder or it is a Golden Spangled Hamburg. But I'm personally leaning slightly more towards Golden Lakenvelder.

    Great bird for a Meal Maker! I got a Golden Buff for my Meal Maker back in July. She's a great bird and I'm happy to have her, but I would of much rather had your pull! Much more unique. If it's either of the breeds I'm guessing it is it will be a white egg layer.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    What type of comb and what color of legs does this one have? I find it odd that they would put a 5lb at full grown weight breed (golden lakenvelder roosters weight when fully grown) in a meal maker.
     
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  4. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They tagged it as a female. It has yellow/orangish leggs. Nor sure on the comb... I can look tonight..moving my daughter in to college apt.
    Oh...and it looks more blueish/grey instead of black
     
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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Yellow or orange legs take it away from a lakenvelder, who has grey legs with pink feet bottoms, or a humburg as they also have grey legs. It might be a gold laced wyandotte
     
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  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that's a GLW.
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Never had any gold lace wyandottes so I don't know, its the only breed I could think of right now that might look like that as a chick and have yellow legs.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That chick doesn't match any of the breeds Meyer offers as 'broilers'. I think you just need to wait to see what kind of feathers he/she grows.
     
  9. mattsinger

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    its not supposed to be a "broiler"... its an egg layer.
     
  10. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    The Meal Maker can also be an egg layer, not just a meat bird. It looks like its legs have a grayish hue, which indicates that they will change to slate as it grows. GreenEggs is probably right, either a Lakenvelder or a Hamburg. I'm also leaning toward Lakenvelder, as it resembles mine when she was young (she is a silver Lakenvelder, but had similar legs and a similar shape at that age). :)

    ETA: I looked at Meyer's site. She looks like a Golden Spangled Hamburg, yellowish legs and all. Congrats! :D
     
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