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I think my Jersey Giant...isn't :(

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hobbley_Farm, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Pilot Mountain, NC
    After seeing a few posts about JG and BA's, I checked my Chickies feet. Her feet were pinkish gray. I ordered her from Ideal. She sure isn't any bigger than the leghorn I got. (got them as day olds about 5 weeks ago) What do I do? Should I contact Ideal and tell them the feet of my JG look like BA? Seems like by now it might be too late.

  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    With hatchery JG's and BA's you can't tell the difference by foot color. It's a good way to tell the difference between breeder quality birds, but not hatchery.

    Your JG chick won't be big for a while. They are slow to mature. By 16 weeks, she should be bigger than a leghorn, but she won't be giant sized for at least a year.

    Look at feathersite about Jersey Giants.

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