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Black Australorp really a jersey giant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dchicken207, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Dchicken207

    Dchicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was sold to me as a Black australorp but the bottom of her feet are yellow? so she's really a jersey giant? if so should I get rid of her for something else. I wanted the australorp for high egg production... thanks for any help.
     
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she's a Jersey Giant...

    If you're after an awesome layer, I'd trade her out for something else. Jersey Giants are usually not that great of layers and they eat a lot to maintain their large body size. Just my 2 cents. [​IMG]
     
  3. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    Could be a cross breed too. I LOVE Jersey Giants myself. Nearly 98% of my flock is Jerseys, so Im a bit biased! [​IMG]

    Jerseys do need alot of feed since they get so big. But as for egg production, my experience is they lay the same as the Australorps I had, except the eggs are much bigger. They hardly let up in the winter, are very winter hardy, and are so tame and friendly!

    One thing I noticed about my Australorps was they were very talkative, bok bok bok, all the time. My Jerseys are quieter by far.

    IDK, its up to you, but I would never give up a Jersey if I had a choice! [​IMG]

    Can you post a pic?
     

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