How do I tell a Jersey Giant pullet from an Australorp pullet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FowlLanguage, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got 3 sweet little pullets- 1 JG, 1 AU, and 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte. I know that in time I will be able to tell the JG and the AU apart, but right now they like like clones of each other. I can't find a single difference. I need help!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    JG's should have yellow feet underneath. Orps I think have pink underneath
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Look at the bottoms of their feet. The Jersey Giant's will be yellow and the Australorp's will be pink. It may be hard to tell right now since they're chicks but you'll see when they're older.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Australorps have white skin, jerseys have yellow. It is not just the feet.

    Matt
     
  5. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all very much! Now I know which is "Aussie" and which is "Joyzee!"
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Funny, I had an orp and some JG's and they really did look alike body wise. The orp was a very big girl.
     
  7. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To tell our Giants from our Australorps I put all blue leg bands on my Australorps and orange leg bands on all the Giants. That way when one runs by I know which breed it is! :)They look very similar so it would be very easy to mistake them sometimes. [​IMG]
     
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