Unidentified hatchery chick - Please help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FarmerBritt, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. FarmerBritt

    FarmerBritt New Egg

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    Hi there,
    I have searched the internet and poultry books many hours over the past 3 months trying to identify the breed of this chicken. We received him/her from McMurray Hatchery as our bonus"Rare and Exotic" chick. He is definitely an oddball - green/willow legs, slow to feather, almost "rumpless" with tiny tail feathers... I have no idea and feel like I'm going crazy! I can't imagine he's a mix since he came directly from such a large hatchery, but I've not seen any bird with his coloring before. Maybe I'm just missing something, but any ideas would help. Thanks!

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  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Looks like you have an Easter Egger, (McMurray sells them as Ameraucanas).
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Your unknown chick is an Easter Egger cockerel, usually sold (incorrectly) by McMurray as an Ameraucana/Araucana.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Your bird is an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    And a very beautiful one too!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    VERY pretty bird!!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  9. chickenman5024

    chickenman5024 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is an Easter egger
    You probably couldn't identify it because ees come in many different colors
     
  10. FarmerBritt

    FarmerBritt New Egg

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    Thanks for the help. So I guess Easter Eggers don't have set feather patterns like other breeds (ie. Wyandottes) do? That's what threw me off when I've looked up pictures of EEs before...
     

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