I'm new and need help figuring out what this rooster is.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sharette, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. sharette

    sharette New Egg

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    I ordered a rare breed special from mcmurray hatchery and he started out all black with white around eyes and chest and now like this. I have no clue what he is. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The only rare breed that I'm aware of that MM sells that even remotely resembles your rooster are Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and if that's what he is it's a terrible hatchery quality BLRW with a single comb and legs that are not yellow. Single combs do sometimes pop up in hatchery quality Wyandottes so I'm thinking that is likely the case here.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's a stumper [​IMG]. If it were another hatchery, I'd say he's a black copper Marans, but MMM doesn't carry them. He really doesn't fit any of the breeds they have. Honestly, he looks like a mixed breed bird. I'd send them a pic and ask for their input.

    My only other thought is a very poorly colored partridge Rock? But he sure looks like he has pink/white skin.....
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Kind of looks like a Welsummer or Partridge Rock, but with the wrong skin color. MMM also has Modern Black Breasted Red Games, but he's got the wrong build.
     
  6. marlo101freddy1

    marlo101freddy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi how are you? he looks like a golden laced wyndote mixed with a Rhode island red! [​IMG]
     
  7. marlo101freddy1

    marlo101freddy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    here's what it looks like! [​IMG]
     
  8. marlo101freddy1

    marlo101freddy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi how are you do you know what kinda of chicken this is? [​IMG]
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That is a Buff Orpington.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Buff Orpington pullet.
     

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