BA or Jersey Giant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by monkeytreecreations, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. monkeytreecreations

    monkeytreecreations In the Brooder

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    This is Nugget. S/he is supposed to be a pullet, but is almost twice the size of our BO who is the same age. Nugget is almost 5 weeks old his/her comb is just starting to show. What do you think? Is Nugget a girl or a boy and is Nugget a Buff Australorp or a Jersey Giant? Thanks!

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    Nugget from the Front

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    My flock, Nugget is in the back, Belina the BO is in the front, Sweet Cheeks the EE is in the middle, and Petunia the BR is on the right.

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    Petunia and Nugget (on the right)
     
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  2. monkeytreecreations

    monkeytreecreations In the Brooder

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    anyone?
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

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    it looks like a pullet, but the size!!!!!!!!!
    maybe its a huge pullet

    Nugget looks like a jersey giant to me

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'd guess Jersey Giant. My Australorps were the same size as my orps as chicks and still are at 1 1/2 yrs.
     
  5. monkeytreecreations

    monkeytreecreations In the Brooder

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    Quote:your post made me laugh!!! (S)he really is huge! Any Jersey Giant owners out there? I'd appreciate any more thoughts~
     
  6. monkeytreecreations

    monkeytreecreations In the Brooder

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    all right... after doing some additional research, I found several sites that say Jersey Giants have yellow feet bottoms and BAs have pink feet bottoms. What's your experience with this? Is it true with chicks and with "grown up" chickens?
     
  7. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    My experience has been.........my two giant black chicks......just got bigger and bigger than the other chicks week by week. By 5-6 weeks I had a really obvious cockerel. And his feet are YELLOW underneath so he is a Jersey Giant.

    The female is the same size and appears to be the same breed as him. She is huge as well. But her feet are a whitish color underneath. Which would make me think an Australorp.....

    I did some internet research that said if it is yellow underneath it is ALWAYS a Jersey Giant. I tend to think that poor (hatchery?) quality JG may have lighter feet underneath.

    So in other words...yellow feet? JG. White feet? Either or? Not positive. Mine are obviously yellow on my cockerel.


    Here he is at 3 months old.


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    You can see his yellow feet here.

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    I will try to dig up some pics of mine at 5 weeks.
     
  8. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Here was my girl at 5 weeks:

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    And the boy at 5 weeks:

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  9. krazycow6

    krazycow6 Songster

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    You have a giant on your hands!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Jersey Giant - Shanks and toes black under part of feet Yellow

    Black Orpington - Shanks and toes black under part of feet White

    Australorps - Shanks and toes black under part of feet Pink..

    Chris
     

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