Early guesses on my bonus chick from Mcmurray.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Themehmeh, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Themehmeh

    Themehmeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my mystery bird on day one. very clean crisp chipmunk lines, Very dark brown, almost black stripe on it's back- darker than normal chipmunk lines.
    On it's head is a perfect little brown triangle with a black outline, then a white outline, then the cream color on most of the face.


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    Partridge colored feathers starting to come in

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    See below how the brown spot on the head ends in the back.

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    look at that cute little face!

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    I got this bird as a "Bonus Mystery Chick" from mcmurray hatchery.
    They say it is typically one listed in the rare breeds.

    Possibilities: Feel free to correct me on the list, I only left the ones who had chipmunk or similar babies on google results.



















    I am fairly certain I have either a Silver Gray Dorking or a Phoenix. What do you think?
    If it's a dorking, it's a girl, right?

    What did your bonus chick end up being and was it under their list of rare breeds?
     
  2. Themehmeh

    Themehmeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I should add, in the lower pictures the bird is a little scruffy, this is because I was cleaning off some pasty butts and my hands were wet when I was handling them. her lines are typically very straight and concise.
     
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  3. KristiLG

    KristiLG Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be a Welsummer.
     
  4. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking it might be a Dark Cornish. This is an old pic of my Dark Cornish chick from Mc Murray. What color are it's legs? Can you tell what kind of comb it has?


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  5. Themehmeh

    Themehmeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update pics!
    Here are some pictures of the mystery chicken at 2.5 weeks.

    Still guessing on both breed and gender.

    Here's the comb, looks like a single comb and it looks like it might be a larger one.

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    The feet are, I dunno, Kinda greenish, but not so green as an Easter Egger and not uniform in color, they're sort of splotchy.

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    Has a very long neck, but normal looking legs. Might be a smaller bird but could also just be a day or two younger than the rest of the flock since I ordered online.
     
  6. brummie

    brummie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dorkings have an extra toe. I can see only the standard 4 on this.
     
  7. Themehmeh

    Themehmeh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh good to know!
     
  8. mshuntjump

    mshuntjump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Speckled Sussex cockerel.
     
  9. KieksterChicken

    KieksterChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a Dark Cornish. The legs should be yellow and the comb should be a pea comb. Your chick has a single comb and greenish brown splotchy legs.
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  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Looking at the length and color of the legs, I would guess Campine. I don't know if they offer campines?
     

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