What Kind of Chick is This?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jlgoinggreen, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping someone out there can help me. We ordered out chicks from McMurray's Hatchery and received a Mystery Chick in our batch of Buff Orpingtons. Does anyone know what it is?

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    If you click on it you will go to the slide show on my photo bucket. I could not figure out how to get the slide show on here.
     
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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Speckled Sussex or Russian Orloff. Does the chick have a beard?
     
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  3. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It looks like it might.
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Looks like a Russian Orloff to me.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Quote:It looks like it might.

    No beard= Speckled Sussex
    A beard= Russian Orloff
    But, the thing is I don't think Mcmurray Hatchery carries Russian Orloffs.
     
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  6. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It looks like it might.

    No beard= Speckled Sussex
    A beard= Russian Orloff
    But, the thing is I don't think Mcmurray Hatchery carries Russian Orloffs.

    Hmmm.....I just looked and didn't see any at McMurray Hatchery, so it must be a Speckled Sussex. Thank you. This was driving me nuts not knowing what kind of chicken it was. She is beautiful and sweet. I'm glad I know now.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:No beard= Speckled Sussex
    A beard= Russian Orloff
    But, the thing is I don't think Mcmurray Hatchery carries Russian Orloffs.

    Hmmm.....I just looked and didn't see any at McMurray Hatchery, so it must be a Speckled Sussex. Thank you. This was driving me nuts not knowing what kind of chicken it was. She is beautiful and sweet. I'm glad I know now.

    Ummm, the mystery chicks aren't often "shes".....just saying. [​IMG]
     
  8. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes, don't tell me that! It's so pretty, but if it's a roo we will have to get rid of him. Because of my one year old, we have decided not to keep roos until she is older. I've heard horrible stories of roos attacking babies.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yikes, don't tell me that! It's so pretty, but if it's a roo we will have to get rid of him. Because of my one year old, we have decided not to keep roos until she is older. I've heard horrible stories of roos attacking babies.

    I went and looked at your slideshow again. It's too early for me to tell, especially since I don't know the breed well.
    Not saying the MM doesn't include females as their mystery chicks, but it's kinda their way of finding homes for the unwanted cockerels that hatch.
    Don't give up hope yet. [​IMG]
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Quote:Yikes, don't tell me that! It's so pretty, but if it's a roo we will have to get rid of him. Because of my one year old, we have decided not to keep roos until she is older. I've heard horrible stories of roos attacking babies.

    It depends on how you raise the "roo". I understand your situation though.
     

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