Need help with 3 breeds please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sherbert, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Sherbert

    Sherbert New Egg

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    Here's what I need help identifying in the pictures below. The colorful male in the first pic was the rare breed in my McMurray order back in February. They're all 4 months old and doing great. Thanks for any help! (Click on pics for larger views)

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    Last edited: Jun 5, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's a pretty Easter Egger rooster. Can't see the others well enough to say. He looks just like my friend's rare "exotic" from MM who was the accidental sire of two of my chicks (with Barred Rock mothers).
     
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  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    It might help if we knew what breeds you ordered from McMurray. We got ours from McMurray too.

    I think speckledhen is right about the first one. With that muff, he looks like what McMurray would call an Araucana/Americana.

    Your second pic looks exactly like our Araucana/Americana pullet chick.

    Did you order a Jersey Black Giant? Or Black Australorp? The last one could be either. I don't know anything about the Australorp, but do have a Jersey Black Giant. The bottom of the feet on a Jersey Black Giant will be yellow and it will have chocolate brown eyes. Our girl is the calmest in our flock of mixed standard heritage breeds.

    Pretty birds!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The first 2 pics are Easter Eggers. Not sure on the last one. Very pretty rooster in the 1st pic!

    Jody
     
  5. Sherbert

    Sherbert New Egg

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    Sorry about that [​IMG] I ordered the Meat and Eggs combo deal from them. The egg layers are supposed to be a mix of any number of breeds, so I knew it would be a guessing game once they got old enough to tell. Thanks for all the help!
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    The last one looks like my black jap. bantam she is small like that.
     
  7. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do know what the second one is i have one as chubby as that. It's a girl and her name is Chubby!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    That Roo is gorgeous, sorry I can't help with the others. Good Luck
     

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