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Can Jersey giants be speckled like barred rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NiteHawk, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. NiteHawk

    NiteHawk In the Brooder

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    Some time ago a gal sold us a couple chickens that she said were jersey giants. At that time I had never heard of jersey giants, and I was sure these birds were barred rocks because they were speckled just like a barred rocks.
    A family member also said that she had seen an advertisement for "speckled jersey giants" , Personally I think they are barred rocks. So what do you think? do speckled jersey giants exists?
    thank..
     

  2. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Free Ranging

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    looks like the only accepted by the USA standard of perfection is all black or all white.

    there are other colors, but those are the only ones accepted.

    https://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/BJG/BRKBJGs.html

    could you post a picture of your birds maybe we could help you sort them out. :)
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    If they're speckled, they would look like a speckled sussex, not barred like a rock.

    Jersey Giants, I believe, only come in Black and White, as stated above. I know that there's Blue as well, but I don't know if its official yet or not. I've never heard of a speckled or barred jersey giant.
     
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  4. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Crowing

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    Maybe they're talking about Blue Splash Jersey Giants? I have seen breeders that offer them, but they aren't an "official" color.
     
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  5. NiteHawk

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    I was going to post a picture of him, but am not finding out how...
    where can I locate how to post a picture of this speckled bird?
     
  6. Rose Quartz

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    :D
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  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner A hen is just an egg's way of making another egg. Premium Member

    JG come in black, white, blue and splash.
    Barred rocks are barred not speckled.
    If it is barred like a barred rock it isn't a JG.
     
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  8. NiteHawk

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    I think it is a barred rock--my opinion, the gal insisted jersey giant,,
    what do you think..
     

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  9. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Crowing

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    Black Sex Link rooster
     
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  10. NiteHawk

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    pardon my ignorance, but I have never heard of a black sex link rooster...
    There was a hen that looked exactly like him,, however I think she got an egg stuck and passed over the great divide..
     

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