Black Jersy Giant roo question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tazcat70, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok, I have a young bird. 12 weeks. The bottoms of her feet are yellow.

    I have read that they mature slowly. her comb and wattles have suddenly started getting redder and larger.

    When did your roo show his true colors?

    Thanks,

    Tonya
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My Jersey Giant pullets got little combs that turned pink around 8 weeks. They are now 3 months old and still have small combs
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    tazcat,

    check this thread,

    www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=17918


    my son posted this thread when his were about 3 months,
    both ended up roosters, but one of them had a bigger comb, and one a smaller comb and we weren't sure about the smaller combed one. Now, he is the dominant roo.

    hope this helps you.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Our JG hen started getting VERY red wattles and comb when she was around
    12 or 13 weeks. She started laying around 14 weeks, 2 weeks earlier than the
    leghorns. I think you would know if your bird was a roo by now.

    Now at 8 months old she is no bigger than out other standards. I have a hard
    time telling her apart from our Australorps. My understanding is she will be larger
    eventually.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My Jersey Giants are bigger than my Buff Orpington, she is full grown, and they are 13 weeks old. They sure grow fast.
    Maybe you are just going to have to wait till you see the pointed feathers or not
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My JG was SO much bigger than all my birds until around 18 weeks. The rest caught
    up with her or she slowed down. We'll see in 6 months how big she is.
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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    My JG is way bigger than any other chicken I've got, she's Hugh
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Based on those pics I may have a roo. Were the combs and wattles always red or did they just POP up?


    But from what PC says I may have a hen that is getting ready!!!

    PC- My 2 black ones (I think that oneis an Australorp and other JG) have always been bossy and looking around when I drop something. But I have 2 other roos that got red very early and so I just thought they were bossy/confused hens. Now I am not so sure about the one.

    I guess I will know in a few weeks one way or another.

    Thanks!

    Tonya
     
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    My Jerseys seem to take forever to mature. I have one outside now that was hatched in September, and he's still small. At least now I can tell he's a he! His comb and wattles are still small, but he's obviously male. All mine stay small for a long time, and then it's like *poof!* I wake up one day and they're all bigger than the other birds. My hens took a long time before they started laying compared to my other standards. My hens are as big as my EE roos!
     

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