What is this guy?

DCS

Songster
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
141
2
121
I don't know if he's the "rare chick" or what, but this dude (Who is most definitely a dude) is really flashy. He came from McMurry in a heavy assortment. He's pretty big - on the order of my NH Roo, and doesn't take any crap from anyone.

I love his colors, but have no clue what he is. Anyone? He's about 4 months old, and has the longest tail feathers of the bunch, probably because he harasses the other, smaller roos.




Thanks!
Danielle
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
5,644
423
303
Certainly not a Partridge Rock. Doesn't the McMurray catalog have pictures of all the breeds they sell?
If he's a breed it's one I'm not familiar with-looks to me like a cross of some sort. McMurray doesn't actually own any birds-they contract for eggs & I'd guess someone slipped in an egg from a mixed mating.
 

DouglasPeeps

Songster
11 Years
Feb 26, 2008
1,258
4
171
Colorado
No, not a partridge rock. I had 3 PR roosters and they don't look anything like him.

Just for reference, here is what a PR looks like.




Not sure what he is, but he certainly is a big guy!
 

cybercat

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
2,353
38
226
Greeneville, Tn
Well after looking at the catalog for MM (which I have in front of me) the closest I come up with is Brown Leghorn. Other than that it is a mix.
 

DCS

Songster
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
141
2
121
I have poured through the catalog as well, as the leghorn is the closest I can come. He sure is pretty, though...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't tell.
 

barnwife

Songster
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
530
2
139
central Texas
Looks like a cubalaya...they have long back and tails held almost parallel to the ground, VERY feisty as they were originally bred for fighting in southern america.

They come in many color variations, the most prominent in America is black-breasted red cubalaya.

He is GORGEOUS!!!
 

Cuban Longtails

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
6,026
32
263
Northeast Texas
Quote:Sorry, but Cubalaya aren't anywhere near the heavy breed shape. They aren't feisty either, they're quite tame. The cock in the photo is single combed and large wattled, not to mention a heavy weight. Cubalaya are peacombed, little or no wattle and light weight.

See? No comparison:



Besides, McMurray doesn't carry cubalaya.
 

pinkfeather

Songster
12 Years
Dec 3, 2007
553
2
151
CT
Gee, I'm stumped too!
Looks kinda like a Cornish. A Cornish mix (I didn't know hatcheries gave mixes, apart from the cornichXrock cross, but those are white).
 

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