Black Jersey Giant Pullet or Cockrel?

Nikki816

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This is my 2 1/2 week old black Jersey Giant from Mt Healthy. I bought 2 Pullets from the feed store and the other died, so I have nothing to compair it too. It is feathering out a LOT slower than my Dark Brahmas did (they are a week older and have almost all their feathers). Is it just a breed thing that it is so slow or could it be a Roo. It also looks like it has a bigger comb than my Brahmas. Will post more pics as it gets older.
 

Vora

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Jersey Giants are slow to do EVERYTHING. They take a very long time (6+ months) to reach full height and weight.

It's hard to even guess at gender at this age, but no serious roo signs thus far. I'd wait a few more weeks, then post again if you're still not sure.
 

JerseyGiantfolk

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Vora is right Jersey Giants are slow, the won't reach maximum size until about 2 years. But if you keep them on good food and water they'll be big in no time.

Edited: Jersey Giants can have some pink on their feet, but not all, it's just a defect.

This is my black Jersey Giant rooster, (turned 1 in March and he's about 9-10 pounds) He's about that old
 
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JerseyGiantfolk

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I think we're going to need to wait a bit longer to tell, but to me right now, I'm guessing a pullet.
 
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Nikki816

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I know it's definatley a Giant, I was there when the Order came in and yes it has yellow toes and foot bottoms. I'll post another pic in a couple weeks when it gets bigger. I just wan't sure if they were that slow in feathering or not. The dark Brahmas are a large breed too and they feathered a lot faster. I'm hoping it stays a pullet though.
 

Nikki816

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circleville, OH
thanks, those pics will help alot in the next couple weeks in determining what what it is.....hoping it's a pullet
 

MrsLahman

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I have 3 month-old Giants I bought Straight Run.... 2 have their combs and one does not plus he's bigger than the other two. So could I comfortably say the two are hens??
 

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