I just fell in love....again!!! Brahmas vs. Jersey Giants!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vetgirl00us, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at pics of light brahmas and they are sooo gorgeous!!! The thing is, we want a few really large chickens and were leaning towards Jersey Giants. Are brahmas as big as Jersey giants?
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I have both the brahmas and jersey giants and the giants are larger by far. They both have very gentle natures so It is going to be hard to choose. Do you like feathered legs then its the brahamas I personally like the dark brahmas the hens look like little eagles. Another thing Jersey giants do not fully mature until 2 years old.
     
  3. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like them both. I have feather footed bantam breeds and non feather footed breeds. I don't want many large fowl but I'm going to have trouble deciding. That usually means I will end up with both lol
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I happen to have both in bantam versions: Buff Brahma and Black Jersey Giant. (Cannot understand how a JG can be a bantam but what the heck, huh?)

    The Buff Brahma is a roo at the obnoxious, horny stage. The BJG is a pullet, much younger. Dunno if it's the obnoxious nature of the roo bit or what, but I sure like the JG better. She's really sweet.

    ...Gosh.. I hope she's a pullet. I've named her Molly. She's only 7 maybe 8 weeks old.
     
  5. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I have one Dark Brahma girl I got recently. She is sweet as can be for me having got her at 5 months. She isn't real tame, but she doesn't run from me, just kinda scoots out of reach. I am sure if I raised her from much younger it would be different but I don't mind not having a 3rd lap chicken [​IMG] Besides she is just BEAUTIFUL. And her run is priceless [​IMG] my neice and nephew are tickled pink to see her feathered feet too.

    I don't have any Giants, but I would DEFINATELY be interested in them. I was first attracted by their size and stature, but heard some things about them being mean or aggresive. Is this is false then I would love to get 1 or 2 when I get my own place [​IMG]
     
  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My Jersey Giants are soooo sweet. The young roo's are far from aggressive, they run away from more than the other chickens. They are really amazing. I would really recomend them to anyone who likes large fowl. They are gentle giants! They take awhile to put on their full weight, but they are huge even as youngsters (if you get the right stock, not just hatchery birds)

    I dont think JG's come in bantam size, but I could be wrong.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Actually, I do hope you're right. I didn't really want a bantam JG. However, when I was buying straight run bantams out of a bin - on sale, buy 3 get one free! - that particular chick caught my eye and the gal at the feed store said, "That's a Black Jersey Giant." In the bantam bin? She said, "Maybe it got in there by mistake, you can have it as your free chick.... "

    I had been wanting a BJG anyway. [​IMG]
    And then somebody else told me there IS a bantam version. [​IMG]

    I'd like to believe you are correct, not the somebody else....
     
  8. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wellll, I am eyeballing 2 sets of eggs. One a set JG eggs and the others light brahma eggs. I promise if I get these, it will be my LAST hatch for the year lololol
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Brahmas, no contest.

    I've had Jersey Giants as well as Brahmas. The Brahmas are friendly, more fun to watch, are cuter (leg feathers and heavy feathering overall) and go broody more often.
     

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