Australorp/Jersy Giant.

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  1. yardraven

    yardraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey.
    I have acquired a big dark green cockerel. Googled Australorp & Jersey Giant, they look the same. Big, dark green, dopey, large coarse cone.[​IMG] Can anyone tell me what breed this is.
    Cheers
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    Yes, that looks like a Jersey Giant. Do the feathers have a greenish gloss to them? I think I can see the green glow on feathers in your pic. The way to tell the difference between a Jersey Giant and a Black Australorp is the bottoms of the feet. The JG will have yellow pads and feet and the Australorp will have white pads and feet. He is a beauty!! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    He sure looks like a big guy
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, do you call yourself "yardraven" because there are ravens in your yard?? I feed the ravens around here and there are LOTS of "yard ravens" around here. As a matter of fact, they are out there right now calling for food!! [​IMG]
     
  5. yardraven

    yardraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TWO CROWS--I have always thought all the crow family have an air of mystery about them, almost human like. I also like Led Zeppelin /The Yardravens. The other reason is a long storey, going bk to when I was in the Merchant Navy, and a bit wrecked.
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    DUMSTRUCK DIVA--Yeah he's a big dopey lump. I found him by accident looking for a Light Sussex rooster, having lost mine to a fox. Called in on a farm shop and there he was , in a barn with thick straw bedding surrounded by 50 Road Island Red hens. He makes my L S look like Quail.[​IMG]

    TWO CROWS--Ha ha . How does one go about looking at the underside of feathered a elephant's foot lol. From the top his feet look white .Yeah he has multiple shade of dark green. I got him today. At the moment he's just lumbering around the garden suffering form harem loss. He only has 12 now, since the fox wiped out 9 of my hens.[​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. yardraven

    yardraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mental age lol. I take it yr a fan of both chickens and Zeppelin lol[​IMG]
     
  9. yardraven

    yardraven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey ,thank u[​IMG]
    Just been to lock them all up for the night. He's passed out, asleep on the floor under the perches. I thought he'd died. I shook him and he didn't move, so I lifted up his head and he stood up. If I was a intruder and he stood up in front of me in the dark, I'd still be running now [​IMG] lol
     

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