Another mystery chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Charlie Chicken, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Charlie Chicken

    Charlie Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone identify this chick? It is the "Rare Exotic Chick" that McMurray Hatchery included in my chick order and I can't figure out what breed it is. I checked the catalog many times but can't seem to match him up with anything. He is 7 weeks old and has a muff on his head, no feathers on the legs.

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's an easter egger and it does look like a cockerel.
     
  3. Charlie Chicken

    Charlie Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that was quick! Four minutes after the post I get an answer. Thanks a bunch.

    Now the next thing to do is figure out what to do with the darn thing. He is in with a flock of five varieties of female Rocks. I guess I could just keep him as a curiosity & conversation piece.
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a pretty easter egger. The hatcheries call them ameraucanas, I would wait to see if it is a roo or not, because they can lay a pretty green egg.
     
  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, looks like an EE rooster.
     
  6. Charlie Chicken

    Charlie Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just assumed it was a rooster because if his size and I doubt they include any hens with their "Rare Exotic Chick" that they always throw in. I have never received a female in any shipment in the past. I have an idea the hatchery puts all the surplus roosters into a big box and throws one into everyones chick order.
     
  7. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coloring is very pretty, this is why I love these "mutt" chickens I just love the surprise variations of color.
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Looks like a beautiful EE roo. I love the coloring!
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    He's REAL cute! [​IMG] You should keep him! How do you say no to that fwuffy widdle face! [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look like an Easter Egger but with that poof it looks like a hen to me. My EE hen has the poof & my EE roo does not. Plus those feathers around that chicken's neck doesnt look pointed and maybe it's my computer but i dont see so much pink in the comb. My EE Roo's comb was bright pink by about 3-4 weeks.
    I think it's a girl. And sometimes McMurray throws in a "rare" one - rare, meaning female!! for their free one!
     

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