I think my new Australorp is a Jersey Giant!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OlliOlliOlli, May 9, 2009.

  1. OlliOlliOlli

    OlliOlliOlli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2009
    If you look at those eyes, those are not Australorp eyes. They're a pale brown, not the big dewey drops of brown like my Elvira [​IMG]

    She's also very tall and leggy, even though she's around the same age as my Australorp. My Black Australorp hasn't developed any comb yet, either...

    Do I have a Jersey Girl on my hands? [​IMG]

  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    I was disappointed in the variable mix of hatchery Australorps I got last year. The 2 I kept are nice hens, however.

    One is more charcoal than black, altho' she has the green sheen. She does lay what I think of as a typical Australorp egg - light brown.

    The other has the black/black coloring but lays a dark-brown and usually speckled egg. I've had Aussies a number of times and never one with such dark eggs.

    Then there was a big, rangy pullet. I got rid of her because she looked so atypical.

    The color of the bottom of the feet is an indication of Aussie or Giant but that could be variable also. White or pink for the Aussie and yellow for the Giant.
    And yes, she "should" have darker eyes. [​IMG]

  3. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is that a white earlobe? if so, you got something completely different...
    I agree with the other person
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have what was supposed to be an Black Australorp, too, and isn't. I think it is a black Jersey giant due to the feet color. Otherwise, the two hens look similar. Neither of mine have white earlobes. Could yours be a Minorca? I think they have white skin, dark shanks, and white earlobes.

    Here are my pullets' feet photos.
    Chick #1 - I think might be a BJG.

    Chick#2 - Australorp

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