Green Chick from McMurray?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DrinkTheRainbow, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered some chicks from McMurray summer of 2010 and they didn't grow much but there was a greenish chick. I called them and they said I had to give them a picture. I couldn't get the picture because I forgot where the camera was and then it died of the cold a few months ago. It started turning white, I was wondering could it be a Leghorn? I was wondering shouldn't they also know what breed it is because they raise it?
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Green? I bet it was a very rare Martian Maran. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Was the whole chick green or just part of it? If it was just a little green that would mean it was marked as a packing peanut.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Often hatcheries will mark their extra "packing peanuts" (roosters) with a colored dye, usually green.
     
  5. Kenshan1

    Kenshan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 chicks from a guy that mass ordered chicks, not sure from where though. One was a white chick with greenish legs, the guy told me it was an EE. When I got it home I found it liked to peck the other chicks & pull out feathers. We had to keep it away from the other chicks so we were handling it alot. I noticed its under feathers were green. Since it was so hard to keep it away from the other chicks we sold it to my client friend. The chicks we got from this guy, the 3 we have left are still small but the GLW even though much smaller then my SLW is actually laying now. About a week or 2 of her having it the chick just up & died. She found no reason for it but she also had 2 other chicks of her own die. So the chick was about 2.5months. Here's a picture of my/her chick. You can kinda see the green tint to the under feathers.

    Shannon

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  6. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skin can turn green if it's bruised. I had a little chick with a wing injury that had bright green skin, but after she healed, she is back to pink.
     
  7. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A bit OT, but did you not know how to care for your chicks? What do you mean they didn't grow much? Did you keep them warm? Sorry if I'm just confused....
     
  8. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A bit OT, but did you not know how to care for your chicks? What do you mean they didn't grow much? Did you keep them warm? Sorry if I'm just confused....

    We kept them outside in a pen with a house with a lot of plants and insects and they ate them all and everything, but when we ordered the chicks the time it usually took them to feather out seemed to take forever.
     
  9. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Often hatcheries will mark their extra "packing peanuts" (roosters) with a colored dye, usually green.

    Oh...I didn't know that...
     
  10. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    How about chick starter feed?
     

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