Anyone have experience with Murray Mcmurray Hatchery's Special Assorted Bargain?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by newchickenista, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have experience with Murray Mcmurray Hatchery's Special Assorted Bargain?

    I'm not picky about breed, I really like the idea of an assortment.

    I wonder if anyone has ever ordered this and what your experience was? Were you pleased with what you received? Or did you get 25 RIR roosters?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I've ordered that assortment from MCM, kept track of two recently so far as what the chicks turned out to be ...
    2012 I ordered 25 the end of May, they sent 26, all chicks survived, they turned out to be:
    Cochin, Black (1M/1F), Cochin, Silver Laced (1M/1F), Langshan, Black (2M), BBOEG (3M/1F), EEs (2M/1F, Hamburg, Spangled (1M), Langshan, White (1F), Cochin, Blue (1F), Maran, Cuckoo (1M), Rock, White (1M/1F), Cornish, Light (1F), Leghorn, Brown (2M/1F), BLRW (3F- all 3 were splash)
    Last year I ordered 15 in Feb?, they sent 16, all lived. 8 featherlegged, 1 Cochin, Partridge(M), 3 Cochins, White (2M/1F),
    2 Cochins, Black (1M/1F), 2 Langshans, Black (1M/1F), also a White Giant (M), Sumatra (M), 1 EE (F), 2 Minorcas, Buff, (both F), 1 BBOEG (M), 2 Leghorn, Brown (1M/1F)
    I was impressed with the # of different breeds and the sex ratio was pretty good both times also... I do like these kinds of assortments since you often wind up with breeds you wouldn't have ordered, but that you wind up liking.
     
  3. Ladydane

    Ladydane Out Of The Brooder

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    If I remember correctly, the set I got was the 'straight run assorted', similar to this. Received the initial 25, 1 exotic, and they threw in 1 extra. All survived, all big chickens except for a pair of Silver Spangled Hamburgs. I got a couple of Barred Rock males that look like small turkeys in size. Big chickens! I'm working on sending pictures of those I can't identify as they are over 4 months old now. I will have to cull or sell some of the roosters; I think I've got 11 hens and 15 roos; lost one to a dog. I gotta keep the Turkin though! I could have as many as a dozen different breeds here, not sure. Can't compare to any other hatchery as McMurray is the only one I've ordered from, but when I picked them up at the Post Office they were all healthy and peeping like crazy! I understand that McMurray often sends one or two extra with the assorted or bargain orders. They appear to pay fairly good attention to their breeding practices. I ordered this particular group because (1) I didn't know a thing about chickens but I had to start somewhere and (2) the price was good for what I got.
     

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