My Mcmurray rare and exotic chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sesa, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. sesa

    sesa Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Thurmont, Md
    Here are some pics of my free rare and exotic chicken I got from Mcmurray, does anyone know what kind of bird it is?



  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    That looks like an Australorp...they are awesome, but not so rare, or exotic...what color are the legs? Any feathers on the legs?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Black Australorp or Black Jersey Giant. What I've heard is if the undersides of the feet are yellow then it's a BJG. If they're black, then it's a BA. If you want to know the gender, please post a couple more pics using Wynette's suggestions:
  4. Donner

    Donner In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    Issaquah, WA
    You are lucky you can tell which one is likely your rare and exotic. I got the rainbow layers assortment and there are arguably 4-5 that look like I only have one of that type. So, which one is the "rare" is hard to tell. I think there is a white brahma, there might be a black jersey giant or Australorp that looks like yours, potentially a silver leghorn, a grey colored one with feathers on its feet, and a brown one that is growing up to look a little different from the other brown chickens that is either a missex or it could be some rare.

    I am giving them a few more weeks before I take another crack at trying to figure out what is what.
  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I agree with Australorp [​IMG] But, it could be a Langshan [​IMG]
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    BA or JG I'd say. And likely a rooster.

    Better than the easter eggers everyone usually gets.
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Could also be a Black Langshan, but I figured the OP would of mentioned and/or pictured its feathered legs. Probably a rooster. How old is it?
  8. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Quote:I ordered a silver leghorn and she is my friendliest bird , her name is Lady and she follows us all over the yard and lands on my shoulder too
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Looks to me like an Australorp. Probably the least of "rare and exotic" you can get. [​IMG]

    If it grows a tad bigger than the others and has yellow soles, it's a Jersey Giant.

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