My free chick from McMurray - What is it?

ibradly

Chirping
12 Years
Sep 13, 2007
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Hey everyone,

I received my chicks this morning from McMurray.
25 Silver Laced Wyandottes
and this guy in the pic below... My guess is either a Partridge Cochin or a Golden Laced Cochin. I don't see a standard size golden laced cochin, so I'm leaning towards the Partridge Cochin. Your thoughts?


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I also received a "packing peanut."

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Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Awwwww! Tooo cute. I just saw some brand new gold laced standard cochin chicks- looked identical. I never saw my partridge ones as babies. Does your peanut have big cheeks? EE maybe.
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ChickenWisperer

Songster
11 Years
Jun 30, 2008
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Its a partridge cochin.


Cant be a campine - feathered feet. Same goes for EE - from what I've seen, no hatchery sells EE's with feathered shanks.


I have no clue about the peanut.


Pretty chickies
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ibradly

Chirping
12 Years
Sep 13, 2007
33
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
Thanks for the responses so far.

I love the guessing game with the babies! I can definitely see the resemblance of my packing peanut to a Red Star sex-linked Roo on the McMurray website.

I went back and looked at almost every feather footed breed that McMurray sells. Now instead of a Cochin, I'm leaning towards maybe a Dark Brahma? Here is a link to McMurray's Dark Brahmas. If you click the image of the chick, they have that "chipmunk striping" as chseeads pointed out.

http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/dark_brahmas.html
 

Rodeoclown1189

Songster
Sep 24, 2009
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a Partridge cochin is usually a dark brown with a touch of a mahogany color near the face.... the Free rare breed you got most definitely looks like a dark Brahma chick
check this link out too.... http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Brahma/BRKBrChix.html

and
the peanut is probably a red sex link cockerel as in the names the sex-links are the easiest to sex so why not throw an easy roo in there sum where
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