Rainbow layers arrived today!!...any ideas on what weve got here? (image heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sdsmowen, May 21, 2012.

  1. sdsmowen

    sdsmowen Songster

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    The Murray McMurray catalog states they are a mix of- White egg layers, Heavy breeds, Araucanas, and rare and unusual varieties.


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  2. nurse_turtle

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    #11 is an EE. Hatcheries tend to call them Ameraucanas or Auracanas.
     
  3. hdowden

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    x2 for me its to early to tell breeds but im guessing you might have some rir in there
     
  4. sdsmowen

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    Is EE- Easter Egg? we are brand new and having fun learning all the shorthand :)
     
  5. sdsmowen

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    Also any idea what the black chicks with black feet are? we have black chicks with yellow feet too! I am so excited to see what these chicks grow up to be.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    yes ee is easter egger
    sl can either be sex link or silver laced
    bsl is black sex link
    rsl is red sex link
    ba is black australorp
    jg is Jersey giant

    these are some that may come up here...theres also a thread with a lot of these on it
     
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  7. sdsmowen

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    Thank you! those will help a bunch!
     
  8. 15littlem

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    With McMurray Hatchery, I have learned that their "Ameraucanas" and "Araucanas" are simply mutts. Araucanas are rumpless, (what a chicken would look like if its rear end got shot off), and the Ameraucanas lay green and pink eggs. True Ameraucanas lay only blue eggs.
     
  9. HudokFarm

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    Oh they are all so cute! I miss having little tiny chicks! #11 looks just like one of the EEs McMurray sent us in March. Not sure about the rest, sorry.
     
  10. kwinnypoo

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    You have some of the same chicks I have, got them from McMurray 2 weeks ago, and yesterday...

    #4 and the others like it are probably Silver Laced Wyandotte's

    #7 appears to be Blue Adalusian, unless the photo is altering the color appearance. Is it a gray chick?

    #15 might be a Black Australorp

    The red ones I am still confused about... Someone mentioned possibly Red Leghorn...? Just a really uneducated guess though...
     

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