Black Jersey Giant size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by florida lee, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could some one post a picture of a Jersey Giant next to a Blk Australorp, so I can get an idea of their size. I have Australorps and have never seen a real live jersey Giant.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I don't have a photo of such comparison (sorry) But I will say that you must consider, Jersey Giants should be around 10 lbs, often more, so I'd say it is safe to assume the bird should be twice the size. [​IMG] - Unless your Australorps are show birds, then there won't be too much of a difference.
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My jersey giants are not black, they are blue but one of my roos stands 30 inches tall and weighs 17 pounds He is now 2 1/2 years old. I had to have a special cage built to transport him to the show

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  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If he weighs 17 pounds he should be disqualified. Standard weight for a cock is 13 pounds. More than 20 % over that is a disqualification. The most a Giant cock should weigh w/o being disqualified is 15.6 pounds.

    Standard weight for a cockerel is 11 pounds, a hen 10 pounds & a pullet 8 pounds.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Giant cock 13 pounds, Australorp cock 8 1/2 pounds. Actually quite a big difference.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    A black Jersey Giant, Stan the Man is 5 months in this photo. He's tall and still filling out his frame. He's 9 lbs.

    Sorry, I don't have a Australorp to compare him with.

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  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:Giant cock 13 pounds, Australorp cock 8 1/2 pounds. Actually quite a big difference.

    She may have meant females... And, personally I think some exhibition Australorps are over-sized (at least some of the ones I've seen). But the real test would be to weigh them. Too bad they don't do that at the shows.....
     
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