Feahter-Footed Jersey Giant

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewMommy123, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently bought a beautiful 5-6 month old Jersey Giant Rooster from a lady in Olympia,WA. He is black with both green and purple sheen's, he sounds like a typical Black JG right? Wrong! He's got feathered feet! I was wondering if his breed is subject to vulture hocks? Is this some kind of genetic mutation? Is he a mix? He looks pure JG except for his feet. I will try to post pics as soon as I can upload them from my camera.
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JGs dont have feathered feet. he's probably mixed with Cochin or something similar but has more of the JG look.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Actually, he's probably a Langshan [​IMG] Vulture hocks isn't just feathered feet though. It is large stiff feathers at the hocks. If he does have those, then he may indeed be a Cochin or the likes.
     
  4. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know guys... I think that perhaps he is probably mixed with another breed but not so much that he has anything other than the feathered feet to show of his other parent. He is mostly JG I believe, so we'll just stick with that I guess. The other people were pretty sure that he is a JG.
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    what other people? the people who sold him to you?
    Do you have the pictures yet? We cant 100% tell you unless we have a picture.
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that can be the case... as langshan can be even taller than the Giants themself... actually Giant Cochins and Giant Brahma are taller than the JG....
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:that can be the case... as langshan can be even taller than the Giants themself... actually Giant Cochins and Giant Brahma are taller than the JG....

    Spoken by someone who like tall chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:that can be the case... as langshan can be even taller than the Giants themself... actually Giant Cochins and Giant Brahma are taller than the JG....

    He is definitely big! My Giant Cochin Pullet is probably about half his size. I used to have a White Jersey Giant rooster, and he looks almost identical to him except for he is black. After looking at some pics of Langshan Roosters I'd say that that is probably not what he is. I will try to post pics today. I think he might be crossed with a Cochin or something....
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How Giant is your Cochin Pullet...

    check my Giant Cochin Hen, she has that archiac Oriental type of early Cochins had...


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