Black Jersy Giant question. PICTURES ADDED

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicknduck, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered Black Jersey Giant day old chicks from a hatchery and now that they are 2 weeks old 8 of them have stripes on their wings just like Barred Rock chicks get at this age I know because I have raise Barred Rocks before. Seeing as this is my first batch of Jersy Giants I thought I would ask before assuming that the hatchery mixed other breed in my order. I have been having issues with this hatchery and am thinking of trying another one. Thanks in advance for any info. PICTURES ADDED
     
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  2. dadtochickenfan

    dadtochickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter raises black and blue Jersey Giants and we havent seen white on the wings yet. However, the chicks she breeds do sometimes have white on them for a few weeks. They have all grown out totally black though. Maybe just more time is needed.
    Our first attempt with Jersey Giants were from a hatchery (purchased through a local feed mill). Turned out, they weren't Jersey Giants, but Austrolorps. Given that Jersey Giants are a "hard to find breed", I wonder if hatcheries really have good enough stock to produce good birds as compared to the smaller breeders.
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. I really appriciate it. They are looking even more different by the day. The now they have stripes on the tail feathers that are coming in and the have a solid orange beak and what looks to me to be a double comb. The 8 in question all had a yellow patch on the head when I got them but were a blackish grey everywhere else. Only about 8 out of 50 look like this all others have that tuxedo pattern like all the pictures I have seen of the Black Jersey Giants at this age. I am just curious what they are. Maybe I can get a picture on here tomorrow.
     
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  4. dadtochickenfan

    dadtochickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! We will see how they compare to ours. Looking forward to seeing them
     
  5. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures.
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