PLEASE HELP ME... What do I have?? Ordered "Rainbow Layers".

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zebandamber04, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered the "rainbow layer" collection from McMurray hatchery. Now we want to know what we have... Do you have any idea?? Make your best guess!!

    Image #1 Group shot. What's the black one without white on it's face? What's the pure black one with redish tint in the wings?
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    Image #2 Silver color with a yellow head.
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    Image #3 Mostly black with a little white underneath.
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    Image #4 Black chick with redish tint.
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    Image #5 Brown chick... this one has stumped me. It could be so many things... I think...
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    Image #6 Redish brown
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    Image #7 Redish brown
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    #2- SSH
    #4- Partridge Rock?
    #5 You've got a speckled sussex or welsummer or LBLH.
     
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  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'll take a couple of guesses.

    #2: silver-spangled hamburg for sure
    #3: australorp or black minorca
    #4: maybe a black star? never had one before, so I'm not sure
    #5: looks a lot like my brown leghorns
    #6 and #7: rhode island reds
     
  4. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 IS a Black Star!!! I had some of those from mm and they looked like that!!!!
     
  5. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What is SLW??
     
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    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought Rhode Island Red's would be more Red....
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is SLW??

    silver-laced wyandotte. that's not what it is, though. it's a silver-spangled hamburg. looks exactly like all the mmh hamburgs i've had.
     
  8. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody else have any guesses??
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought Rhode Island Red's would be more Red....

    McMurray's Rhode Island Reds are a production variety of red, so they're not as dark mahogany as breeder RIR's. Yours look just like the RIR's I got from McMurray last July.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:What is SLW??

    silver-laced wyandotte. that's not what it is, though. it's a silver-spangled hamburg. looks exactly like all the mmh hamburgs i've had.

    Yes, you are correct.
     

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