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Weird Looking Chick, Id help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HaileyandJoliesMom, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    This lil one came from my brown egg layers baragin from McMurray. She is 4.5 weeks old in these pictures. She is the slowest in getting her feathers and is very long and lankey. She is almost twice the size of my lil white rock baby, I assumed this chick was a white rock as well. Any help on a breed id, and is she really a she??

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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gosh, I don't know but your chicks are all adorable! [​IMG]
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would guess a white rock.
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white rock is in the foreground, I assume, and its tail is so much longer. I can see why you would think this bird is different. Almost looks like a white cochin would at that age, except the feet are not feathered. Does Murray sell white jersey giants? Or maybe a white cornish of some kind.
     
  5. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they do sell White Jersey Giants, and yes that is the White rock in the foreground. The white rock is much smaller than the rest she is the only one who can fit through the bars of the dog crate they go into during the day outside.

    Here is the weird looking chick as a baby if that helps

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  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    She's not a white jersey giant. I've had two from McMurray, and they were dark gray as day-olds, then feathered out white. The legs were also dark, not yellow. Surely McMurray wouldn't have put a white leghorn in with your brown layers... that chick looks just like my leghorns, who get tall and lanky very quickly, though they did feather out more quickly than your chick. They're very fast maturing, so they get their full size very quickly. I've got 4 9wk white leghorns in the pen now, and they're my tallest chicks.
     
  7. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm so the mystery continues. hubby suggested it might be a "foghorn leghorn" LOL. I guess we will just have to wait and see on that one.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
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    I have an idea. Could it be a delaware? On feathersite, a lot of the delaware pullets have very little black in them. The McMurray catalog shows the chicks as little yellow puffballs, some with black, and some without. I've never had a delaware, though, so I don't know how quickly the black shows up.

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  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
  10. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pics from a minute ago, of the weird chick (princess) and the white rock (runty)
    Weird chick in the front
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    weird chick on the left
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