Jersey Giant? Austrolorp? or mystery chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HenneePennee, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. HenneePennee

    HenneePennee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few Black Jersey Giants, and a few Austrolorps.
    I buy from feed stores and friends. I don't keep up with exactly who came from where. No rooster.
    Typically my BJGs have had red faces. Now I have this beautiful bird with black legs and a beautiful black face (waddles, etc) - eyes are deep black and beautiful. She has the green shimmer. I read here today to look at bottom of feet color - so I will look today and post.
    There is a possibility that a summatra (sp?) may have played a part in this, but not likely. Friend has a rooster but swears it is always kept up. He thinks it's a BJG. But I've never seen the beautiful black face before. It is so unique and mysterious.
    I am wondering if it is a variety of Austrolorp or BJG or just a mysteriously beautiful "one of a kind" gal. [​IMG]

    Stick with me on this .. I will take pictures and post.

    Amanda [​IMG] I love my chickens.
     
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    HenneePennee Out Of The Brooder

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    I just saw a photo of a samatra hen that looks exactly like mine.
    Mystery solved.
    My friend has a sneaky rooster.



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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011

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