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Black Australorp or Jersey Giant?

post #1 of 6
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Murray McMurray substituted my BA hens for JG hens but shipped the BA males I ordered.

 

Can anyone tell my if this chick is a BA or JG? I have heard that the black legs and feet are a telltale trait, but I can't recall for which breed.

 

 

post #2 of 6

looks more like an australorp to me

post #3 of 6
From what I can find, their legs look the same.

I have a hen that I was having trouble deciding if she is a Black Australorp, a Jersey Giant or a Black Sex Link. I have 6 other BSL pullets that are 18 weeks old and I think I have decided that one hen is a BSL as well.

Not much help with you identification, good luck.

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Originally Posted by knightgang View Post

From what I can find, their legs look the same.

I have a hen that I was having trouble deciding if she is a Black Australorp, a Jersey Giant or a Black Sex Link. I have 6 other BSL pullets that are 18 weeks old and I think I have decided that one hen is a BSL as well.

Not much help with you identification, good luck.

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Hmmmm....I found this post which says it's the underside of the foot that tells the difference.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/176156/black-australorp-or-black-jersey-giant#post_2115504

 

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 Originally Posted by rodriguezpoultry View Post
 

Yellow underfoot = Jersey Giant
White Underfoot = Black Australorp

post #5 of 6
black leg Barred Rocks usually mean female. that's the only black leg trait I know of although same might be for Dominiques as well.
post #6 of 6
I thought I had heard something like that, but honestly I thought it was leg color, which I could not confirm. There may be a difference in skin color as well, white vs yellow, but I am not sure if this is accurate or which one is which.

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