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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justusnak, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    this is the "freebie" I got from MM, when I ordered chicks....it is 1 week old...and I have NO clue what it might be. Any Ideas??
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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    In the first and last picture, it looks like a Barred Rock. But the second picture, with the yellow chest, throws me off.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Maybe a Dominique??? I cant waite to see it full grown! HOPEING its a hen...but doubt it.
     
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    I'm completely new to this forum -and to raising chicks- but I just got my first flock about a week and a half ago, and this chick looks exactly like my Cuckoo Maran chicks. McMurray has them here: http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/cuckoo_maran.html

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    is a picture of my chicks from a few days ago, the Marans are yellowish with black & white wings:
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    If it's not a Maran it's probably some kind of Barred Rock. But either way it should be a great layer!
     
  5. lively Bee's

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    I can tell you this barred rocks have yellow leg and marans have white/pink color legs both breads will show some black on the legs also.
     
  6. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Wow, you're right -I didn't notice that! Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    mlheren...in your pic....on the right side...the little black one....what is that?? Looks JUST like mine! Oh I cant waite to see it full grown whatever it is! Will be my ONLY black chick...other than my frizzles.
     
  8. pegbo

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    It could be silver laced wyandotte or barred rock. It looks like the silver laced like I got![​IMG]
     
  9. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick In the Brooder

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    It does look like a barred rock? but the freebie wouldn't be a common breed? - it would be a more rare one like the others suggested. I looked in MM book to ID mine from the pic's - my best guess for mine is a Phoenix?
    Take a look at the the White faced Spanish for yours?? It is very hard to tell.
     
  10. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Quote:Both of them are Cuckoo Marans -they're adorable in the puffball stage and should look like Barred Rocks when they get older. They are also called "Chocolate Eggers" because they lay really dark brown eggs. I can't wait to see them grow either! [​IMG]
     

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