Australorp, Jersey Giant, or both?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danab, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 8 chicks that my neighbor ordered from MPC. He ordered 2 each of BO, JG, Aust, and BR. I have been told the two standard BO's are actually bantam Buff Brahmas. I think they got the Barred Rocks right, but I cant tell much difference between the four black birds. The biggest difference I see is that two of them show white under the tips of their feathers when in flight.
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    The white at the tip of feathers.
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    I love these chicks. The black and white looks so cool.
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  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    the buff brahmas and barred rocks are right. for your black ones look at the bottoms of their feet. if its pink its an australorp, if its yellow its a jersey giant.
     
  3. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if that is the only way to tell the difference, then I think MPC got those four right as well, maybe. It is hard to tell if the colors of the bottom of the feet are really that different.
     
  4. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooh pretty! what are those other very light golden birds with the black feathering at tail and neck?
     
  5. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe they are bantam Buff Brahmas.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Quote:Correct.
     

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