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Here is my free chick from McMurray! What is it? (PICS)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by J. Jamison, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. J. Jamison

    J. Jamison Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    NE Arkansas
    This is the free chick I got with my order of red star pullets from McMurray. Maybe a barred rock or black star roo. What do you guys think?


  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    My BR roos were alot more silver. Maybe a black star or astralorp?
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    that my friends I believe to be a cuckoo marans (has white legs) and is a rare breed the free chicks are supposed to be rare breeds. She/ He also looks like my cuckoo hens when they were chicks
  4. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    I have no idea what it is, but is sure is a beauty!!!
  5. ROC4K

    ROC4K Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I believe it's the cuckoo maran as well. I have one from Mcmurray too. It's a lot like my BR chicks...but is feathering out much lighter in color...
  6. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY

    This is my free chick from MMM.I thought he was an australorpe.He looks like yours.Never had a Cuckoo Maran but now you guys got me thinking???[​IMG] Will
  7. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    yea australorp. I just got one too. but I bought her
  8. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Delano, Tn.
    I raise the Black Australopes and the Cuckoo Marans and I can say for sure that it is very, very, hard to tell these two breeds apart as chicks. I have to put them in seperate hatchers. Anyway, I believe you have a cuckoo maran because they include a rare chick, and a Black Australope is not rare.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009

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