New Rare Breed Chicks: Help Identifying a few?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tee Lolly Farm, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Tee Lolly Farm

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    I know I have Welsumers, Wyandottes, Cuckoo Marans, Turkens, and White Polish. But I have 2 that I'm not sure about. I'll try to post pics below.[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did the chicks come from?

    the silver one looks like an Easter egger. The black one looks like---a black cockerel. Kind of hard to tell one black breed from another at this point. Knowing potential breeds would help narrow things down.
     
  3. Tee Lolly Farm

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    @donrae

    They are an assortment of Rare Breeds from McMurray Hatchery. They don't tell me what I have. I have to guess. I'm wondering if it's a Sumatra. It has a little bit of white on its chest.

    They are about 4 weeks old right now.
     
  4. donrae

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    I think you may be right on the Sumatra. The only other black breeds you should get with that would be feather legged (Cochin or Langshan), or maybe a black Andalusian from the black/blue/splash gene pool. But, this bird looks too heavy bodied to be an Andalusian.

    What a fun assortment! I've thought about ordering that, may give it a try come spring.
     
  5. Tee Lolly Farm

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    Thank you donrae! I'm pretty happy with them too!
     
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  7. Tee Lolly Farm

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    I also have these 2 pretty ones. I assume they are Blue Andalusians. One is slightly lighter than the other. I would be so happy if one was a Lavender Orpington. [​IMG]

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  8. donrae

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    I'm thinking probably Andalusians. I don't think MMM had lavender Orpingtons.
     
  9. QueenMisha

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    Easter Egger, and what I would guess is probably an Australorp. It's showing a single comb, not pea, so it's not a Sumatra.
     
  10. donrae

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    Good call on the comb! I totally spaced that Sumatra have pea combs.
     

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