What Breed is this cute cockeral?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PsychedChicken, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. PsychedChicken

    PsychedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    In a order of meat birds (CxR) we got from McMurray last August we had two random chicks that we didnt order. One was our "Free Rare or Exotic" and was a feather foot. This guy were not too sure about. We have a couple guesses, but want some outside opinions. He is maturing much quicker than our other roo's and has turned into quiet the stud. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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  2. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mixed, he is pretty
     
  3. PsychedChicken

    PsychedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm fairly certain McMurray doesnt deal in mixed breeds... I was thinking he was maybe a Brown Leghorn... but I'm no pro.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    hatcheries do deal with mixed breeds, ex their americanas are actually ee's which are mixed and then theres the black and red sex-links which invole mixing 2 breeds together. now as far as he goes. leghorn is possable but i doubt it as he is missing the white earlobs and the yellow legs. he could very well be a mix of some sort but i doubt it. try sending them a pic of him and see what they say
     
  5. PsychedChicken

    PsychedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    But he doesn't look like any of the mixed breeds they offer. I have combed their catalog looking for this little Roo. So far no luck. I have also sent him a picture but didn't get a response back yet. However they are probably very busy considering they start shipping again on the 30th.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red chicken with black tail feathers. LOL.
     
  7. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He could be a brown leghorn. Hatchery Quality. Hatchery's do have mixed birds and don't breed for quality. u will get birds that look nothing like they should. i ordered a partridge pendensca from a hatchery and got a bird that was similar but didnt have white earlobes and very lite blue feet
     
  8. PsychedChicken

    PsychedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well then a very pretty mutt he shall be!!

    He just follows me around the yard and I was gonna order some ladies for him. [​IMG] So I was curious as to what kind he was in hopes they'd have a similar temperment

    I pride myself on having very friendly chickens. He just takes the cake! My husband says the bird has a crush on me.
     
  9. Cheepingchick

    Cheepingchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sneaky suspicion that he is a rather handsome hinze variety :)
     
  10. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's more like a hatchery quality New Hampshire red, though that dark fluff under the tail is wrong
    Brown Leghorn roosters (even hatchery quality) are gold duckwing pattern: black breasted, with red hackles and saddle
    and Much lighter built with a bigger tail and comb.
    Leghorn:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Leghorns/BRKLeghorns.html

    New Hampshire Red:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/NH/BRKNH.html

    There are some meat crossbreeds that color but MM doesn't handle them
    - Walt
     

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