McMurray order of Red Stars and Whiting True Blues

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alaskaleaths, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. alaskaleaths

    alaskaleaths Out Of The Brooder

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    I really thought the Whitings were going to have single combs. He could be Blue Adalusians, I looked up they are photos and its possible. Time and feathering will tell on that one since they have blue laced feathering. At this point it's the closest thing I have found to what he looks like.
     
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  2. alaskaleaths

    alaskaleaths Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as the striped male goes, he has very different feathers on his wing. They aren't as long or as developed as the girls. Of course if the Blue is a male and all the stripes end up being females I really don't mind.

    Another note, looks like blue andalusians have white ear lobes and the whitings have red?
     
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  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure, actually lol, I'm still trying to see the flock photo on the website; it looks like they have white earlobes. They do have white skin, and lay blue eggs, so they probably have white earlobes too.

    And the roos do have pea combs, looks like...

    I'm in a rush right now, or I would go back through this thread and see if it was mentioned... But you might find some handy info since you now have them in your possession ;)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1053564/true-blue-whiting-info-please
     
  4. rescue2694

    rescue2694 New Egg

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    I contacted MM with the question of pea comb or rosecomb and was surprised when they replied back that they are singlecombs.


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    They sure don't look it in the pictures posted on the Mcmurray site.
     
  5. alaskaleaths

    alaskaleaths Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, I have been reading through that thread. Thanks. The MM photo is seriously lacking. Hopefully they use a better photo next year. Maybe I'll send them one with a polite suggestion that theirs sucks. lol
     
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  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol :D

    Somebody needs to ;) That's why I didn't order any, because I was so thrown off by that picture; they added one more of a pullet since then, but it just confused me more. There didn't seem to be ANY birds in focus or at least mature enough to look good...

    And there should be z comb style in the description; we shouldn't have to email for it because we can't tell from the picture...

    Hello, Murray McMurray, new picture, stat :p

    Keep us updated either way, pretty please? Lol, at least me ;) I really am curious on what they will look like and how well they produce. It's becoming obvious that I am going to be waiting until next summer or fall, at least, so that gives me time to watch and see if they're something I can't live without ;)
     
  7. alaskaleaths

    alaskaleaths Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah the MM catalog say single comb I believe. I'll keep updating here hopefully weekly. I'm hoping for good production from the leghorn mixed in.
     
  8. greenglyn

    greenglyn New Egg

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    I also got True Blues. I ordered two males and a whole bunch of girls. Two of mine have more intricate markings (especially on their heads), and are lighter overall, and It looks like one of yours does too. I think those may be the boys. I/m definitely guessing here, tho. I am excited to see what happens with these little cuties!
    The exotic - no idea. I got a Partridge Cochin (easy to tell - fuzzy feet). It was beautiful, but that's the one I lost. :-(
     
  9. Susieq2015

    Susieq2015 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greenglyn...got pics? :)
     
  10. alaskaleaths

    alaskaleaths Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are yours? Would love to see some photos. Did you read about feather sexing these?
     
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