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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PurpleDragonfly, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. PurpleDragonfly

    PurpleDragonfly New Egg

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    We got this little one as our random bird from Murray McMurrays and have no idea what it is. I think it's a pullet and is about 8 weeks old. I would love to hear some ideas, she is small and dainty, reminds me of a bird more then a chicken.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Just a guess - hatchery bred Silver Spangled Hamburg bantam (cockerel)
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd second sourland's assessment.
     
  4. Chicken Heaven

    Chicken Heaven Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered from Murray McMurray at the end of August and that one looks like our little girl Lucy.....a barred rock.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Hi, and welcome! I would be interested in seeing a photo of your Lucy as either the resemblance is minimal (essentially that both have black and white patterning) or your bird is not a barred rock.
     
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  6. Chicken Heaven

    Chicken Heaven Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a pic of just her on my camera but she looks exactly like the one above....I have been researching on Murray McMurray and I apparently didn't get the barred rock I ordered, it is in fact a Silver Spangled Hamburg. My error in response but I am new to chickens and I was going by what I was supposed to have.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You appear to have either a Silver Spangled Hamburg or a Silver Sebright (with Hamburg being more likely). And, it looks like a rooster.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the other posters--it looks like you have a Silver Spangled Hamburg cockerel.
     
  9. PurpleDragonfly

    PurpleDragonfly New Egg

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    Than you everyone, it is good to know what we have. I never thought to look at bantams. I was really hoping it was a pullet, we already have two roosters.

    Julie
     
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  10. maggiesansom

    maggiesansom New Egg

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    I have some araucana cross sussex that look very similar
     

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