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Black Australorp or Jersey Giant?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DaveNay, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. DaveNay

    DaveNay Out Of The Brooder

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    Murray McMurray substituted my BA hens for JG hens but shipped the BA males I ordered.

    Can anyone tell my if this chick is a BA or JG? I have heard that the black legs and feet are a telltale trait, but I can't recall for which breed.

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  2. maxh122801

    maxh122801 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks more like an australorp to me
     
  3. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I can find, their legs look the same.

    I have a hen that I was having trouble deciding if she is a Black Australorp, a Jersey Giant or a Black Sex Link. I have 6 other BSL pullets that are 18 weeks old and I think I have decided that one hen is a BSL as well.

    Not much help with you identification, good luck.

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  4. DaveNay

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    Hmmmm....I found this post which says it's the underside of the foot that tells the difference.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/176156/black-australorp-or-black-jersey-giant#post_2115504

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  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    black leg Barred Rocks usually mean female. that's the only black leg trait I know of although same might be for Dominiques as well.
     
  6. knightgang

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    I thought I had heard something like that, but honestly I thought it was leg color, which I could not confirm. There may be a difference in skin color as well, white vs yellow, but I am not sure if this is accurate or which one is which.

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