Help needed with my "yellow bird"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tntmopars, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. tntmopars

    tntmopars New Egg

    Feb 28, 2012
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]In September i ordered 35 barred rock chicks from Murray McMurray and checked yes on the mystery bird option. I picked them up and found the mystery bird to be a smaller solid yellow chick. The barred rocks are full sized now, and laying, and i assume yellow bird is too. My kids named her yellow bird, although she is now much more brown in color than yellow. She is much smaller, almost half the weight of my barred rocks, and my three month old buff orpintons now out weigh her too. I call her a she, because she has no comb per say. We get one white egg every few days and its tiny so i assume its her, all we have is barred rocks and buff orpintons and her. Again, she is mostly brown now, with a little yellow in her, no foot feathers, and black tail feathers. She is the nicest bird we have, and comes when called "yellow bird." She wants to be held all the time, and on weekends makes trips up to the house from the coop and my son lets her roam the house, which i didnt know about till i walked in and there she stands in the living room on the new whte carpet. Im wanting to know what breed she is, and want ten or more of that breed. She gets picked on a little due to her size, but has managed to pretty much be left alone and theres 35 barred rocks, and 35 buff orpintons. Please anyone shoot me ideas, like i said shes the mystery bird from Murray McMurray and i want more of that breed. I havent taken any photos of her, but can and will upload them if needed. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Ive searched the Murray site and dont think Ive found her breed yet too.

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Sounds like she could be a brown leghorn, though I don't know if they would be a "yellow chick". Someone would pipe right up if you posted a picture.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    At three months, I bet someone could tell you if you posted a pic. It's worth a thousand words!
  4. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Yes! Pictures!! Sounds like a cute one!
  5. tntmopars

    tntmopars New Egg

    Feb 28, 2012
    Photos added, any help confirming the breed is greatly appreciated so I can order more of these birds.

  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    Don't leghorns have yellow legs? She has pink legs, I don't know what she is! Interesting coloring though.
  7. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Fogo Island, NL
    Is it possibly a Phoenix of some sort? I'm not that sure though, I'm just judging it based on the 'comb' and long tail feathers.
  8. whytedragon

    whytedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2009
    Floresville, Texas
    I'm not great at it..but kinda looks like a game hen to me..but a little heavier. Hmm
  9. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    She looks like my wheaten colored Cubalaya! Wheaten is a color common to many breeds. Cubalayas have a rose comb,pale pink legs and lay a "tinted" egg. One of my girls lays a nearly white egg. It would seem unlikely - Meyer doesn't carry Cubalayas do they?

    Their legs have a streak of red/ deep pink on the outside. does she always carry her tail low? That would also suggest cubalaya. It is called a "lobster claw" tail. They are very slender built, and move with grace. They can be quite chatty and people focused.
  10. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    She is for sure a Cubalaya, but i am not sure that McMurray carries them, though she may be from a feeder for small batches and surplus chicks. She actually doesnt look bad for being from a hatchery. Id suggest getting a male and she will hatch her own eggs. if you go to the cubalaya breed thread there are many people that will help and give advice. Congradulations and welcome the the wonderful world of Cubalayas.


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