Help i.d. "mystery" chick from MMM- mutt (or bad version of hamburg)?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by playingchicken, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I hope some of you nice folks can help. I have one chicken right now (and 8 Golden Penciled Hamburg eggs in a Little Giant incubator) and he/she has me confused.
    I sent a pic to MMM and they said Golden Penciled Hamburg, but now the feathers are coming in on the head very dark and the penciling (is that what it is called?) is broken with solid orange feathers.

    This is the latest picture taken yesterday at 6 weeks old.
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  2. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She resembles my easter eggers that I got from MM. They come in a wide variety of colors and their legs have greenish tint to them.
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  3. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! (Not exactly the promised "rare" breed but we'll keep her.[​IMG])
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry to break it to but that is no she EE at 6 weeks saddle feathers and tail feathers and comb all point to a little boy [​IMG]
     
  5. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I had no point of reference for comb development since he (we had been calling him Alvin because he looked like a chipmunk) was shipped with 25 Cuckoo Marans (which my dad has) and their comb development was much more prominent. He was scheduled for slaughter and we took him home. He is friendly right now-my boys just love him...(fingers crossed that he stays that way...because if not dad may be getting him back for a stew bird.[​IMG])
     
  6. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I was thinking kind of looks more like a roo, and yea it looks very much like my EE from Murray McMurray.
     
  7. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, darn. I really was hoping it was an ugly hamburg. It does appear to have those little muffs on the side of its head though.
    Thanks for all of your help though.
     

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