BA or Jersey Giant?

monkeytreecreations

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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!


Nugget from the Front


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.


Petunia and Nugget (on the right)
 
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roocrazy

Songster
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Jun 11, 2009
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

monkeytreecreations

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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~
 

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?
 

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.





You can see his yellow feet here.




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

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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