Help with chick breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spenccj1, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Spenccj1

    Spenccj1 New Egg

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    These are 4 weeks old from McMurray hatchery. The silver chick was the "surprise rare chick" the other doesn't look like any of the other cuckoo maran or araucana chicks I received. I think it's a maran in another color but not sure. [​IMG]

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  2. Spenccj1

    Spenccj1 New Egg

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    Here are pics of the cuckoo maran and araucana. [​IMG]

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  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The "araucanas" from MMM are actually Easter Eggers and both of yours look like typical female color patterns. They come in every color.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does this chick have feathered legs? McMurray only has 2 blue breeds, Cochin (feathered legs) and Andalusians (no feathered legs).
     
  5. Spenccj1

    Spenccj1 New Egg

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    Farmer chef it does not have feathered legs. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it is an Andalusian then, I'd say pullet. They are large combed and lay white eggs, like a Leghorn.

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  7. Spenccj1

    Spenccj1 New Egg

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    Very good. Thanks for the help. The suspense was killing me not knowing. Still not sure on the second pic in original post. EE I'm assuming although it doesn't resemble any of the other 8 I got. Looks more like the cuckoo maran except in color.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks quite a bit like my Pearl did. I don't have a pic from that age but here is 3 weeks:

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    And 8 weeks:

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    She laid blue eggs.
     
  9. Spenccj1

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    I agree they look very similar. I'm assuming she's EE.
     

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