ID tips for Black Astrolorpes and Jersey Giants

Hooterville

Songster
11 Years
Jun 20, 2008
516
2
151
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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



Here she is at 4 wks.



and at 7 wks.



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
 

mikarod

Songster
11 Years
Sep 28, 2008
1,140
7
161
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!
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
6,396
28
263
Birnamwood, Wisconsin
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
Thanks for sharing that info.
 

jossanne

Songster
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
3,109
16
246
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.
 

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