McMurray Rare Breed Assortment, bantams, EE - help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by equus419, May 1, 2009.

  1. equus419

    equus419 New Egg

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    We purchased an assortment of EE, Bantam and "McMurray Rare Breed Assortment". I think I have some figured out, but others I have no clue - and I have no clue as to gender.. thanks! First set of pics:
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    Pic 1 = 1/3 of the flock

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    Pic 2 = D'uccles? Mille Fleur?

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    Pic 3= clean legged bantam, looks like a sparrow??

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    Pic 4 = same chick
     
  2. equus419

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    next set of pics:
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    Pic 5 = ?white faced black spanish?

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    Pic 6 = bantam, ??

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    Pic 7 = we have a couple of these, ?Buttercups?

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    Pic 8 = same type as 7

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    Pic 9 = complete unknown, was in the rare breed assort, but after about 2 weeks, he is the same size as the other bantams, his (?) shanks & beak are black, but feet are light colored; also bird on the right, a dominique?

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    another pic of the same

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    Pic 11 - cute little reddish headed dark bantams

    thanks in advance!
    Lisa
     
  3. equus419

    equus419 New Egg

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    Correction: pic 7 & 8 are NOT the same type
    # 8 - maybe Derbyshire Red cap??
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    pic 11 are sebrights
     
  5. Eduardo

    Eduardo Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you get Rare Breed Special or Rarest of the Rare Assortment? I am very interested in seeing how this turns out, I have been toying with the idea of getting a special but i don't want to get like 25 roosters of the same kind of something like that, if its in pairs then its reasonable, but if its uneven pairs, some roosters of some kind hens of another, then it would be a big mess.
     
  6. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
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    equus419..... I GOT THEM SAME ASSORTMENT FROM MCMURRY MINE ARE 2 WEEKS OLD TODAY. THEY LOOK LIKE ALL OF YOURS. OUT OF 50 I HAVE 23 LEFT [​IMG] IM LEARING ALL MY BREEDS. SO IM CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT ALL OF U BYS FRIENDS HAVE TO SAY. IS # 3 A JAPENSE? I HAVE A WHITE ONE WITH A BLACK TAIL LOOKS LIKE A SPARROW?? I HAVE #5 #7 #8 #11 I MITE HAVE ALMOST THE SAME ONES AS YOU. I WILL POST PICS SOON WE CAN COMPARE, I SURE LOVE THEM THEY ARE SO SWEET AND CUTE.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Buttercups have a pretty obviously different kind of comb- can you get a better shot of the suspected Buttercup comb, or can you see if it looks kind of like a double that tapers together at front AND back?

    Which pics are of birds with feathered feet? Any? That will help eliminate some.
     
  8. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic #7 sure looks like one of my EEs.
     
  9. MRW

    MRW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I've learned is that when you make a loud noise the cockerels stand tall and the hens squat low.....
     
  10. equus419

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    I bought a 'split' of the McMurray Rare (not rarest) Assortment. I am not good at determining sex in little chicks but I doubt there is an "equal" split - looking at McMurray's website, there are some breeds that ONLY males are available so I am guessing I probably have quite a few roos. I wanted some 'assured' pullets so also split some "aracaunas" pullets (easter eggers) and I think even some of those might be roos!
    Lisa

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