My free chick from McMurray - What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ibradly, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. ibradly

    ibradly Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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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. [​IMG]
     
  3. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to guess on your packing peaunt.....Red Star-roo. They packed lots of those with our shipment last spring.
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Im going with Golden Campine. I got one of the silver ones in my order from Welp and it looked just like that. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    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 [​IMG]
     
  6. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I had two partridge cochin roos from McMurray in July and they weren't chipmunk striped like that. They were a dark brown all over.
     
  7. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penguin?

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  8. Sallyschickens

    Sallyschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puget Sound Baby!
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  9. ibradly

    ibradly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

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    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 [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009

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