McMurray rare chic roo w/weird comb

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dojustice, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. dojustice

    dojustice New Egg

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    We got this rooster as our rare chick last fall. Can someone please, PLEASE, identify?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like an overgrown pea comb, what you see when a bird isn't pure for pea comb, as in, there is a single combed bird in the mix somewhere. Looks like an Easter Egger rooster to me.
     
  3. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Looks like an EE to me too
     
  4. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a McMurray EE roo that looked nearly identical to him. he was one crowing fool, all the time, even while i was holding him. And would just as soon court a bug as eat it.
     
  5. dojustice

    dojustice New Egg

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    Thank you all! I want to give him away and wanted to be able to identify his breed in the ad.
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hatchery quality Red Cap roo to me.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't really think he's a Red Cap. If he is, he'd have to be the worst one I've ever seen, even for hatchery stock. We do, however, very often see those very large "gobby" pea combs on their EEs, which is quite often what McMurray sends for their so-called rare chick.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get a shot of it standing and of its legs?
     
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I think it's an EE roo as well. My EE X roo has a comb just like that, as he's a cross between a pea combed EE and a straight combed bird. [​IMG] Has a lot more wattle than my guy, although I have a hen from the same cross that has wattles to go with her beard. [​IMG]
     
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