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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

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

They are quite small when mature, 3 to 4 Ibs., and very quick and active, foraging widely if allowed to run. The skin is white and the breast unusually plump and round, almost like wild game birds.
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.

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 Buttercups
The golden color and cup-shaped comb are the basis for the very descriptive name. The comb is a cupshaped crown with a complete circle of medium sized regular points. The male and female do not look alike in coloring.
Murray McMurray Hatchery | Phoenix | Rare Breed
These unusually handsome in color and combinations of silver and black and tails are striking although of more ordinary length.

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

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.
This is a very old breed known even to the ancient Romans and introduced by them to Britain. Characteristics are the color combination of silvery white and black for males and white and ashy gray for females. Both sexes have a 5th toe, and a long body on short legs.

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 Legbars
Cream Legbars

One of Europe's best kept secrets. These birds are smart, beautiful and friendly and lay blue eggs!

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
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.
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.
black spanish
White Faced Black Spanish
In general carriage the Spanish are graceful and stylish. The rich glossy black plumage, the large red comb, and the long pendulous white face and ear lobes present a striking and different 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.

Red Shouldered Yokohama's were first developed in Europe from Japanese breeds brought to Europe by French missionaries. The males boast an unusual plumage, including long tail and saddle feather. Females are good layers of cream colored eggs. The breed tends to be quiet and gentle.

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.