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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by McAfeeFam, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. McAfeeFam

    McAfeeFam In the Brooder

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    We still haven't been able to figure out what breed our rooster is. He has a rose comb too.
    Any ideas?[​IMG]
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Being able to see his head and comb would sure help, but from that body color and dark legs he's definitely a mixed breed bird.
     
  3. McAfeeFam

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    He came from MurryMcMurry. I don't think they sell mixed breeds do they? It's possible he was the free rare bird with our order.
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  4. Veer67

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    Murray McMurray hatchery does sell mix breed chickens. Most production breeds are mixes (like the Red Star, Black Star, and Production Red) and almost every hatchery offers them. I agree with donrae, though what breeds of chickens did you order?
     
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  6. McAfeeFam

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    We ordered the brown egg laying assortment
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You could always send a pic to MMM, but I'm guessing he was the free "rare" chick and they'd call him an Ameraucana, which means he's an Easter egger. Not sure which other breed he'd fit. With that split comb, he could be the worst bred Buttercup I've ever seen, I guess. You could always try breeding him and see what color eggs his pullets lay, that could give you a clue to his genetic make up. Breed him to a white egg layer, if the pullets lay white eggs he's a buttercup, if they lay green or blue he's Easter egger.
     

  8. McAfeeFam

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    Thank you! That's a good idea. We do have some white ones we could hatch.
    Thanks for your advice!
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hey, not that I'm an enabler or anything [​IMG]

    but a legitimate excuse to hatch out eggs is always welcome!
     

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