MPC order here =)

silkypie

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
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THANK YOU EVERYONE for your input.

This is what the website says my choices are:

Easter Egger, any of our Polish varieties, Speckled Sussex, Chantecler, Naked Neck, Dominique, Black Jersey Giant, Blue Cochin, White Cochin, Golden Campine, Golden Phoenix, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Light Brown Leghorn, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Exchequer Leghorn, White Sultan, Black Sumatra, Appenzeller Spitzhauben, Welsummer, Easter Egger or Silver Cuckoo Marans!
 

silkypie

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
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Plant City, FL
...and not to sound like a completely newbie but what's the difference between the combs? Like single vs. double?
 

cwhit590

Songster
11 Years
Nov 6, 2008
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SW Michigan
Quote:They are so small it might be hard to tell now, but once they develop a little bit, the ones with SINGLE combs will have a neat little row of small spikes/bumps on the top of their head, just above their beak. The ones with a ROSE comb will just have a flat, bumpy area above their beak. Once they mature, the combs will look like the diagram Rodeoclown posted.


With the possibilities in this assortment, the type of comb will really be helpful in IDing these chicks.

Oh yeah...do enjoy them while they are cute little fuzzy peeps! They grow up WAY too fast
and then they just look like....well.....chickens....
 

kipepeo

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
485
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NC KS
I got my order from MPC yesterday too. They called on Monday because the buff laced polish didn't hatch. The options they gave me were Barred Plymoth Rock, Blue Andalusian, Buff Orpinton, Cuckoo Maran, Dominque, Silver Laced Wyandotte and I think RIR or a couple others I wasn't interested in and didn't write down when she was listing them off. I got 2 SLW. All happy and peeping away.




Maybe this will help figure out what you got.
 

silkypie

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
384
0
119
Plant City, FL
I don't think I will figure out what I have until they get bigger. Their combs are so different that I will just have to try to wait impatiently
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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It is very easy to tell the difference between a straight comb and a rose comb in small chicks. A rosecomb is totally flat, with just a tiny little 'spike' sticking up at the back of it. A straight comb will have some (4, 5, 6) little spikes sticking up.
 
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