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Black Australorp or Black Jersey Giant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by achieve1dream, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. achieve1dream

    achieve1dream Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a Black Australorp or a Black Jersey Giant? Or am I totally off base?

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  2. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    My bet is black Australorp...
     
  3. chica57

    chica57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agree-looks like an australorp to me-I have 5.
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    My bet is a low quality Australorp, it shouldn't have those white feathers. I'm saying Aussie because of the legs and feet. We have one, she's the sweetest girl, though very bossy and noisy.
     
  5. achieve1dream

    achieve1dream Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that Black Jersey Giants often start out with those white feathers (the reason for adding the picture) and that they lose them when they molt for the first time. That's why I'm confused because I had originally thought Australorp too. Oh and they probably are poor quality because they're just hatchery birds. [​IMG]
     
  6. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    Do black Jersey Giants get the green shine too???

    My friend told me they were blue... [​IMG] Then again, he's not very trustworthy as he has barred rocks instead of black birds.

    BTW- your bird looks just like my Dora and Luci.
     
  7. achieve1dream

    achieve1dream Out Of The Brooder

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    The pictures I've seen of Jersey Giants the sheen is green as well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009

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