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Am I a Jersey Giant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alleyjazz, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. alleyjazz

    alleyjazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying one more time to determine the breed. I'm starting to think it's a Jersey Giant. Her legs are black and the bottom of her feet are yellow. She also has roundish eyes. She has always been very bold and inquisitive but not aggressive. She is so much tinier than the others that came in the rainbox mix order from McMurrays I think she must be a bantam, but McMurrays dosen't have Jersey Giant bantams on their website. She is now 23 weeks and just started squatting this week. Any more guesses?
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The earlobes look white in the picture, so no, it wouldn't be a Jersey Giant. I'm thinking a black minorca? But her comb doesn't look large enough if she's close to POL.
     
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  3. alleyjazz

    alleyjazz Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that the earlobes look white in the picture but they are definitely not white. Maybe this picture shows it better.
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  4. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she is a black Australorp? That is a very nice breed if she is.
     
  5. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Old English Bantam hen that looks like her with white ears. But, she is really a lot smaller. Could she be like an OE Bantam, Australorp cross maybe???
     
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  6. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps differ from Black Jersey Giants in that the legs of the Jersey Giant are black (some tending toward willow) and the underparts of the feet are yellow. In Lorps, the legs are black, shading to dark slate in adults, but the underparts of the feet are pinkish white. This works with good show stock, but hatchery stock is more variable and you can't ever be sure unless the birds grow to the size of Giants.

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