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Murray McMurray Mystery Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeremy, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I'm ordering from Murray McMurray Hatcheries in the Spring, I've been told by several people that a "mystery" chick is included in your order. Said chick is usually also "rare or unusual".

    That said- those of you who have ordered from MMcM, what rare and unusual mystery chick did you get?!
     
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    we got a white silkie roo and he was an a-hole when he matured
     
  3. Silkie Man

    Silkie Man Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't order from McMurray, but I did get a mystery chick from healthychicksandmore.com. I'm still unsure EXACTLY what it is, but I think I got a Buff Orpington with my order of ten Golden Comets. As chicks, the "rare breed" random pick was inversely colored, then looked the same as many others as they were pullets, and now as a young hen she seems a tad bigger than the other hens. I just used the website and made my judgement from the rare breeds listed for sale on it. Perhaps you could do the same at McM and sort it out by size/color? Hope that helps some.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Sometimes they just send Easter-eggers
     
  5. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I thought you have to check the box for this, they don't automatically send one.

    We got the barnyard special (or whatever it's called) and the mystery chick. Found out our whole barnyard special was 'mystery'! We got a buff laced polish, maybe he was the mystery. It was a mystery how he could see to eat.
     
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  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:That is right. You do have to check the box.
     
  7. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Past 2 years' orders I got an EE roo and a GLW roo.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    "Blue Polish"

    It died at day 3.
     
  9. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I got a silver spangled hamburg roo. The free chick is almost always male.
     
  10. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    From Meyer, I got an Australorp Rooster and a sex link hen.
    Not exactly rare, but both were very nice.
     

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