Black Jersey Giant or Not???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by davencarrol, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. davencarrol

    davencarrol New Egg

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    Somebody sold me this rooster and said it was a black Jersey Giant, as I am new to Jersey Giants does this appear to be one or if not what does it look like. All opinions would be appreciated.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  3. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may have some Jersey Giant in him, but he isn't pure. Unless somewhere way down the line there was a cross and a few generations later your seeing a roo without enough melanizers, creating all that leakage you see in his hackles. I had a roo very similar to that, but for my life I can't remember what the cross was...
     
  4. crazycluck

    crazycluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so. My jersey giant is solid black and much bigger. He's very pretty.[​IMG]
     
  5. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    agree with ^
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    He's not a Giant but then again neither are your hens.
     
  7. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed black giant rooster that could pass as a twin to yours. I also have one that is pure. He is solid black with a green sheen. No gold or yellow. He's a beautiful rooster though.
     
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  8. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a picture of our 6 month old Blue Jersey Giant
    and he still have some more growing to go.
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  9. davencarrol

    davencarrol New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for you comments and thanks for breaking my hopes with my hens I bought them from the same guy [​IMG]
     
  10. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel so bad. The same thing happened to me. The guy I bought mine from led me to believe that the ones I bought from him were pure as well.[​IMG] I know that one is not and I'm sure that the others are not either. I still love them though.[​IMG]
     

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