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My new mystery gray chick!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lcmaloney01, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. lcmaloney01

    lcmaloney01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! This is my first batch of chicks!

    The farm I picked her up from had ordered RI Reds and Barred Rocks from Murray McMurray, but a mystery gray chick hatched as well. I couldn't leave her there, so I was curious as to what breed she could be. The owner said she maybe just an odd colored Barred Rock? We'll keep an eye on her as she grows, but if anyone can point me in a direction, I would appreciate it [​IMG]

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    With the feathered feet would bet you have a Blue Cochin as your mystery chick.

    And Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  3. lcmaloney01

    lcmaloney01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wouldn't that be a treat!

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I have been lurking, reading, and learning a ton from everyone for a while now but happy to join the community officially with my first chicks [​IMG]
     
  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feet do look feathered ... but be prepared for it to be a cockerel (might have been a "packing peanut").
     
  5. lcmaloney01

    lcmaloney01 Out Of The Brooder

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    The farm takes back roosters so I should be able to trade it if that is the case! That would be just my luck haha
     
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  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's cross our fingers and toes and hope for a pullet!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your chick does look like a Blue Cochin. "It" will likely turn into a beautiful bird!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a Blue Cochin to me, too.
     
  9. lcmaloney01

    lcmaloney01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Updated pics. They grow so fast!!
    My RI Reds showing how much bigger her wings are [​IMG] The gray is smaller than all the rest with little wing feathers and no tail feathers yet! Trying to be patient haha

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  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochins are a very slow maturing breed, especially when you're comparing them to production breeds like RIRs. Patience is key with these birds.
    Best of luck!
     
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