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Black Jersey Giant vs Black Australorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Trish1974, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to tell the difference between BJG and BA other than foot color? I am supposed to have 3 BAs but the other day as I was watching them and noticed one had yellow soles where as the other 2 have dull pink soles. Other than that they are identical in size, feathers, and eye color.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I should have mentioned they are 5 1/2 months old. I figured there would be a size difference by now... maybe not??
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Large breeds will often take up to two years of age to mature fully. Many hatchery birds are smaller than breeder birds. I would use the bottom of their feet color to determine breeds.
     

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