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McMurry BO roo? Is he too red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FuzzyButtsFarm, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I got a 9 mo. BO roo from a lady that said she came from Mc Murry. He seems to have alot of red in him. His feet are white/pink. I know the experts here can tell me if there is anything else in him.

    For some reason, the picture of his tail feathers look dark, they are not. Wish I had a better camera.
    This is his first day out of isolation and he's luvin it.

  2. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    just bumped your thread [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Well first, since he is indeed from a hatchery, it doesn't really matter if he's "too red" - Nearly all hatchery birds, especially popular/common breeds like Orpingtons, are very poor in type. [​IMG]

    But yes, he's likely a cross. Buff colored breeds should be mono-toned buff coloration, having absolutely no black or grey in the tail, no red on the shoulders, etc.

    His white legs are a dominant trait, too, so there's no telling if he's a mutt or "purebred" as a hatchery would call it.
  4. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Songster

    Nov 28, 2010
    New Ringgold Pa
    He is wonderful, he is darker then my BO
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I uploaded a pic from McMurry's web site that someone had sent in. Looks like he's gotta a lot of red too.
    The hen looks like she's got more white than mine.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011

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