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Free chick from Mcmurray. What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BekahBear, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    title says it all. i just got my chicks from McMurray Hatchery this morning and through process of elimination i figured out that this little guy/girl is the "free rare chick". any ideas what breed it is? i brought him/her outside and snapped some quick pics in natural lighting to try to show the true color/pattern.


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  2. savannahm0m

    savannahm0m Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She almost looks like my speckled sussex chick, except she does not have the dark on her nose.
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    Could also be an Easter Egger?
     
  3. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure its not an EE. it has a single comb, is smaller than my EE chicks, and doesn't have the tell tale dark legs or puffy cheeks.

    i almost mistook it for a speckled sussex chick at first (i got a few of those and it does look a bit similar.) but this chick is more grey in color than they are and the pattern is a little different when you put them side by side.
     
  4. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think i may have answered my own question. i did some research and looked at the "rare" breeds list from McMurray and i think the chick might be a Silver Leghorn. s/he sure is a cutey whatever s/he is.[​IMG]
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver leghorn or silver phoenix, when it gets older and its legs go grey its a phoenix, if they stay yellow leghorn.
     

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