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Rare Breeds

To help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. Our operators are happy to suggest complementing breeds if you need assistance.

McMurray Hatchery Blue Andalusian
Andalusians

Andalusian chickens are beautiful blue breed often used in exhibition. Hens are good white egg layers, with very little tendency towards broodiness. 


McMurray Hatchery Lakenvelder
Lakenvelders
Lakenvelders are beautiful, small white chickens draped in black on their neck, wings and tails. These very rare white egg layers are quick, active and alert and  will forage widely if allowed to run.
blue laced red
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
The original development of these came from crossing Silver Laced and Golden Laced varieties of Wyandotte's. After much work the Blue Laced Red was developed from this cross.
McMurray Hatchery Modern BB Red Game
Modern BB Red Games
Modern Games were developed from the Old English and have an extremely high station with a rather peculiar style and carriage as a result.
McMurray Hatchery Buttercup Hen
Buttercups
Buttercup chickens have an unusual cup-shaped comb with a complete circle of medium-sized regular points. Males and female Buttercups do not look alike. This rare and exotic breed is excellent for exhibitions, shows and projects.
Murray McMurray Hatchery | Phoenix | Rare Breed
Phoenix
These unusually handsome in color and combinations of silver and black and tails are striking although of more ordinary length.
Dominque
Dominiques

Referred to as a "Dominiker". They have rose combs, medium sized bodies, prominent tails, and black and white barred plumage.

McMurray Hatchery Red Cap Rooster
Red Caps
This Old English Breed with reddish brown feathers tipped with black spangles has a large rose comb covered with prominent points. They are white skinned & lay tinted eggs.
McMurray Hatchery Silver Gray Dorking Rooster
Dorkings
The Silver Gray Dorking is and old and rare breed of chicken with a long body on short legs, and a fifth toe. Hens lay a medium-sized cream egg, and are non-setters.

Silver Leghorns
This rare and beautiful variety has especially handsome plumage. The males are a combination of silvery white and lustrous greenish black. The females are quite different with silvery gray neck, back and wings, and beautiful salmon shading in the breast. They are good layers of white eggs and very vigorous, quick, and alert.
McMurray Hatchery Cream Legbar Hen
Cream Legbars

The Cream Legbar is an auto-sexing breed of chickens that is smart, beautiful, and lays a beautiful blue egg. 

SP Rock
Silver Penciled Rocks
These rare and beautiful birds are highly prized for exhibition purposes and for their valuable plumage which is ideal for fly tying.
McMurray Hatchery Crevecoeur Chickens
Crevecoeurs
The Crevecoeur chicken is a rare breed originating from Normandy, France. The Crevecoeur is very similar in size to the Houdan, only all black in color and with four toes.
sumatra
Sumatras
This breed came from the island of Sumatra in far off southeast Asia. It is a graceful, Iongtailed fowl with lustrous greenish-black plumage throughout, small comb and wattles, very rare and beautiful.
McMurray Hatchery Egyptian Fayoumis
Egyptian Fayoumis
Egyptian Fayoumis are small, active, and lovely chickens. No other breed matures quite so quickly as this rare breed does — laying small tinted white eggs at just 4 to 4-1/2 months. 
McMurray Hatchery While Laced Red Cornish
White Laced Red Cornish
The ideal plumage pattern in which each feather is a rich dark red narrowly laced with white is very difficult to achieve but tremendously impressive in those individuals which are marked that way.
McMurray Hatchery Golden Campines
Golden Campines
This is a very old and rare breed which originated in Belgium. Golden Campines feature a beautiful combination of lustrous black and golden bay to make the distinctive barred feather pattern.
McMurray Hatchery White Faced Black Spanish Rooster
White Faced Black Spanish
The White Faced Black Spanish are graceful and stylish chickens. Their rich, glossy, black feathers, large red combs, and long pendulous white faces and ear lobes give them an unusual and dramatic appearance. 
McMurray Hatchery Golden Laced Wyandottes
Golden Laced Wyandottes
This variety is a beautiful combination of rich golden bay laced with lustrous greenish black. The general feather pattern is very similar to the Silver Laced Wyandottes.
McMurray Hatchery Red Shouldered Yokohama Pair
Yokohama
Red Shouldered Yokohama chickens are quiet and gentle. Males have impressive long tails and saddle feathers. Females are good layers of light cream-colored eggs.
McMurray Hatchery Golden Penciled Hamburg
Golden Penciled Hamburgs
This is an absolutely beautiful variety of the Hamburgs; having finely penciled plumage of black barring on reddish base color, leaden blue shanks and toes, and a neat pointed rose comb.