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ID tips for Black Astrolorpes and Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hooterville, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two youngsters that I've been thinking are BAs. However, when i compare them to my 3 yr olds, the youngsters coloring is much darker on their feet, face and beak. I know part might be due to age differences, but I was wondering what a clue would be that would help me to decide for sure.

    Baby pic

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    Here she is at 4 wks.

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    and at 7 wks.

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    They seem to be growing just as quickly as all the others so I'm leaning towards BA for sure.

    Thanks for any opinions!
    Becky
     
  2. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bumping! [​IMG]
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Easy!

    Australorps have white on the bottoms of their feet and Jersey Giants have yellow.

    I have a more difficult time distinguishing between Black Orpington and Black Australorp!
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    HUH that is very interesting! I think I may have a jersey giant and didn't even know it. I was suppose to have two Astralorpes and one has white on the bottom and one has yellow. The one is also bigger. That would be cool with me though [​IMG] Thanks for sharing that info.
     
  5. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Looks like my Jerseys.
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've read that the color of the bottoms of their feet is unreliable for hatchery birds. It works for most birds from reputable breeders, though.
     
  7. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah-ha! Gee, now I gotta go home and check out feet bottoms!

    Something else for the neighbors to wonder about~~ [​IMG]


    Thanks for the tips!
     

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