Is this chick too young to ID?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2winds, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. 2winds

    2winds Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_6438.JPG IMG_6439.JPG IMG_6440.JPG I think this is my free exotic chick, from Murray McMurry hatchery. I am wanting to identify the breed, any guesses?
     
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    cute, as it grows, I would keep an eye on the toes. Males have bigger feet. good luck.
     
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  4. Crazy for Chickens!

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    I have ordered from Murray Mcmurray too, and tried to figure out the exotic one. You kinda have to wait till they get a little older. Even if i did guess on that one, a lot of different chicks are yellow. If you want a sure answer, i would probably just wait a couple weeks!
     
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  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Clean legs, yellow skin, white plumage, can't see the comb yet. Not much to go on. What do they offer in their "rare" category that's all or mostly white?
     
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  6. 2winds

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    Thank you. I
    Thank you. When I agreed to the free exotic chick, I hadn't thought it through to the end. When I started digging for breed possibilities, & saw chickens like the Yokohama rooster I thought, What have I done?! They are beautiful, but I don't know that I am ready for 4ft of tail feathers!
     
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    @debid they have White: Langshans, Cornish & Yokohama. I ruled out the Langshans because they had feathered feet. I think the Aruacana was also on the exotic list but I ordered 3 of those, so I crossed them off as well because she/he looks nothing like them as far as feathers. Time will tell, as they say. I was never good at waiting for my Christmas surprises either!
     
  8. debid

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    Yokohama would be super cool and that would explain the light red stripes, too!

    They're notorious for sending EEs as their "rare" breed but I don't think so on yours.

    BTW, if it's a male, the roosters are desirable to some so you'd probably have an easy time selling if you don't want him. But I hear the long tails are never THAT long from hatchery stock.
     
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  9. gimmie birdies

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    judge how you like, I look at feet, and ankle thickness too. works for me.
     

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