id on these roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FeatheredNugget, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. FeatheredNugget

    FeatheredNugget New Egg

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    theyre young, just getting spurs. but in the back left corner is a full size barred rock rooster. given the size of the black ones you would think theyre jersey giants, theyre bigger than a full grown buff orphington hen i have. theyre about 9 or so lbs right now. they have solid slate colored legs and feet. no other color on the bottoms. and the bodies are solid black with a green sheen.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Without a distinguishing color on the bottom of the feet you can only guess. They could be australorps, Jersey giant, or even black Orpingtons. My guess would be on Jersey giants too.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Australorps. Pretty boys.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Australorps
     
  5. FeatheredNugget

    FeatheredNugget New Egg

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    Do australorps get this big? They're bigger than a full size barred rock rooster. They are hatchery birds, I heard those don't always match breed standards.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I still think they are Jersey giants, they are pretty lanky, and I've also noticed that Jersey giant have less feathering around the face than australorps.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be either with black feet bottoms. Could even be a cross of the two with hatchery birds.
     

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