Black Jersey Giants or not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tyawelch, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. tyawelch

    tyawelch Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought these along with a bunch of other chicks. They are supposed to be Jersey Giants but, 6 months later, they are still smaller than all the other hens.
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They are not JGs, at least not pure ones. They have the wrong color earlobe for JGs.
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those don't look like JG or like Potter said not pure JG's. I would say Australorp IMO.
     
  4. tyawelch

    tyawelch Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, plus, not sure but I think they are the ones giving me white eggs too.
     
  5. tyawelch

    tyawelch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Austalorpe too, and they are alot skinnier than the Aussie.
     
  6. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black leghorn ?
     
  7. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think that is a good possibility. Jersey Giants should have yellow on the bottoms of the feet, and usually have a yellow tipped beak. Potterwatch was right about the earlobes, I'm pretty sure (at least with mine) the earlobes should be red. Black jerseys lay brown eggs.

    It is normal for Jerseys to seem smaller than other breeds at first (again, my experience) since they seem to grow a good sized skeleton first, then fill it out later. jerseys can take up to 18 months to reach their full weight.
     
  8. tyawelch

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    Do black leghorns lay white eggs?
     
  9. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all leghorns lay white eggs
     
  10. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Minorcas.
     

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