What kind of chick is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunfloweralleychickens, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. sunfloweralleychickens

    sunfloweralleychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My exotic chick from MacMurray Hatchery is still a mystery? Any ideas on breed and gender?
    Thanks.


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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    It could be a rhode island red or an astrolope. But you really cant be for sure until they are older. Wont be able to tell sex until they are atleast 3 months of age.[​IMG]
     
  3. CC1892

    CC1892 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it's too brown to be a Black Australope, perhaps a Partridge Rock?
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Its definatly not a black australorp. Black Australorps are Black, this chick is reddish/brown. It looks like an RIR to me.
     
  5. CC1892

    CC1892 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CC's CoopCuties :

    Quote:I think it's too brown to be a Black Australope, perhaps a Partridge Rock?

    What ever the breed-this little one sure does have a pronounced little comb!
    Don't panic, I thought for weeks I had a Black Australope Roo, but he turned out to be a she.

    Your baby chick sure is a cutie!​
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Roo. A large percentage of McMurray mystery chicks are male. They claim the mystery chick comes from their rare assortment. I would check their list of "rares" and find which breed may apply.
     
  7. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe Speckled Sussex?
     
  8. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I remember when we had our three RIRs, that chick is far too dark brown-ish in color to be a RIR. We got ours from McMurray also. And a Speckled Sussex would have some white dots on the back & wings and white on it's chest, so it's not that :\\.

    Could be a Partridge Rock, although I'm not seeing much Partridgey-barring color?

    Here's a picture of one of our Partridge Rocks, from McMurray, at about 3 weeks old.
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  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    It is not a RIR for sure.
     
  10. sunfloweralleychickens

    sunfloweralleychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all the input. I should have shared some more info (my first post, sorry). In the first pic, the chick is about 5 days old. The other three were taken today, about 4 weeks old. It is definitely a bantam. I had 5 RIRs come in the order and they are about double or triple the size of this one.
     

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