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Is it normal for a Jersey Giant Hen to have huge wattles?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Smartie_Pants, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Mine was born around June or July. She has hen feathering, but isn't laying. I know they are slow to mature, but the wattles are looking really big. Is it normal?

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't see sickles or hackles, so I'd say she's getting mature and ready to lay.
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Well its about time! LOL. I just needed an outside opinion, strange things happen to me all the time so I had to be sure "he" hadn't been masquerading as a "She" for all this time. I sure hope she's about ready to lay. They lay white eggs right?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Beautiful hen... eggs should be coming soon!
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    She's so pretty! Eggs any day now.

    PS- was that pic taken today?
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Yes, it was taken today. About two hours ago.
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Wow, it looks warm there. Snow up here [​IMG]
     

  8. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

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    Madisonville, KY
    Its between 55 and 60 degrees here. It poured rain until about mid day yesterday. So instead of a snowy christmas I had a rainy one! I didn't mind though, I love the rain.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    They lay big brown eggs. That one looks just like my 3 girls.
     
  10. Southerngirl

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    The hens will have much larger wattles than other hens. The Giant hens are beautiful! We love ours !
     

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