Austrolorp or Jersey Giant

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kevinmellett, Aug 22, 2019.

Austrolorp or Jersy Giant

Poll closed Aug 29, 2019.
  1. Black Austrolorp

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  2. Jersey Gaint

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. kevinmellett

    kevinmellett Chirping

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    I ordered a Jersey Giant from Tractor Supply. She is four and a half months old. Got her along with some Light Brahmas. The Brahmas are quite a bit bigger than her so I was wondering if she is an Austrolorp. It really make no difference other than my own curiosity. I took pictures of her feet. What do you all think? Thanks!
     

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  2. Epiphany

    Epiphany In the Brooder

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    Would you be able to look at the skin of the bird? Sometimes that's easier to see than foot colour differences... Australorps are white-skinned, Jerseys are yellow.
    You an also factor into this that the Jersey Giant is a very slow-growing bird, due to the poor feed to meat ratio, so it could work to give her a few more months before comparing her to the quicker growing breeds.
     
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  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    Sorry but I can't tell what color it's foot bottoms are in the pictures.... it looks kinda green on my phone. :confused: But Jersey Giants should be yellow, and black Australorps are pink/white.
     
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  4. Fatimetta

    Fatimetta Chirping

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    I would say if you ordered a Jersey Giant then it is just cause they grow pretty slow so it's probably just behind the brahmas.
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    as @chrissynemetz said above... yellow is jersey giant, pinkish is austrolorp. Looks whitish pink to me, so I'm going with aussie...
     
  6. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    Idk what's wrong with people's phones or computers but those are clearly white/pink feet. Australorp

    Pro-tip(lol): if your phone has a blue light filter, turn it on. The blue light will not only do more damage to your eyes over time but will unnaturally distort colors in the pictures you're looking at.
     
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  7. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Australorp. Our Australorps are good birds. The BA is our top Hen or 2nd in command Hen, and the other BA is a great momma hen, and sticks up for/defends her various batches of adopted chicks - so, the BA have some good chicken instincts.

    The foot color is one indicator of BA. The BJG should have yellow feet bottoms, while the BA have pinky flesh colored feet bottoms. The size is the other - a proper BJG would be larger at this age than the other birds. We have an adult male and female BJG age 18 months. Both are significantly larger than our other standard sized chickens. We also have 5 week old BJG (with some other standard chicks same age) and they are noticeably larger, with bigger frames - both the female and male chicks.

    Here are our BJG when they were 4 months old (one male and one female) - they are quite large/wide even then.
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    Here is the BJG rooster a few months ago (around 15 months old) next to 2 full grown standard hens (white Legbar and SLW). They do take quite awhile to become full grown, supposedly around 18 months.

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  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Pardon me, but Damn he's huge!!! LOL
     
  9. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Yeah, he's a big ol' boy!
     
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  10. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Yes, he is! Our coop is elevated 2.5’ off the ground, and pics were shot straight on, so you can see how tall he is at 15 months. He doesn’t fly out of the run, that’s for sure!
     

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