Too early to identify??? McMurray Rare Exotic chick with order 3-29-12 Updated photo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by QuiltinChick, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. QuiltinChick

    QuiltinChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sooooooooo curious. I can hardly wait to find out what he/she will be when he/she grows up. I tried taking some close up photos, but if you need better photos let me know what you need. Chick is about 3 days old.

    I would really like to know if this is a rooster or a hen, hubby says because it is so much bigger then the Barred Rock chicks that is probably a rooster. Also, if there is any way to identify what breed he/she is, I would love to know!!!

    The red markings on the head and a little on the chest are how McMurray distinguished him/her from the rest of the order.

    All I know is this one sure is a sweetie. Likes to be held, always comes running when we reach down in to the brooder.
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    I usually like surprises, but I can hardly wait to find out. Any help?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  2. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure is cute. Hope someone can help ya out. :)
     
  3. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing a Buff Orpington. Is it's fluff more yellow or golden?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Not a buff orpington - it has yellow legs.. :/

    Hmm..Does it have a beard?
     
  5. QuiltinChick

    QuiltinChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Red (as we are calling it since it has the red marking on its head) is quite fluffy and more golden colored then the little white silkies that we also ordered. The silkies are more of a pale yellow, but maybe that is because they don't have as much fluff as this one.

    Buff Orpingtons aren't exactly what I would call rare. If that is what it is, then I'm a little bit disappointed.

    THANKS!!!

    Open for more opinions............
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


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    It COULD be a Delaware chick. The wing feathers look to be white, but I could be wrong.

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/delaware.html
     
  7. QuiltinChick

    QuiltinChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Not a buff orpington?? [​IMG]No offense to those that like Buff Orpingtons, but I wanted something kind of rare and different.

    Beard???? Not sure. I'll have to look at him/her closer and report back.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] What I mean by a beard is this.. I have a yellow EE with a beard, but it has green legs. Some EEs will have yellow legs, but it is not the norm. I really don't think it's a buff orpington. [​IMG] here is my full grown BO - You can see the legs here. They should be pink if she was a BO. I wouldn't want a Hatchery BO, but SQ Buff Orpingtons are harder to come by than you could imagine ;) Mine was acquired after a 7 hour road trip lol.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What does it's comb look like?
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  10. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    What color are its legs? Hard to see in the picture. Do I see a bit of a green tint to the legs? If so, could be an Easter Egger [​IMG]
     

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