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Jersey Giant or Australorps?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickiemom3, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. chickiemom3

    chickiemom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! New chicken owner here :). We ordered a "brown layer pack" from a hatchery and I had no idea how much it would drive me nuts not knowing what kind they are! Our pullets (at least they are supposed to be pullets--we will see) are currently almost 5 weeks old. A couple of the breeds were easy to determine (like the barred rocks) but two are difficult to figure out by online pictures. One is all black, one is mostly white. We think either Australorps or Jersey Giant for the black one and possibly Delaware for the white? Please let me know what you think!![​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    chickiemom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the black one. What color are the bottom of the feet? Pinkish White = Australorp, Yellow = Jersey Giant. Not 100% accurate in hatchery stock but good guidelines to go by. On the white one, it could be a Delaware or a Light Sussex depending on leg color. Yellow legs = Delaware, White legs = Light Sussex.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Gray Farms also
     
  6. chickiemom3

    chickiemom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reply! The feet seem to be yellow, so we will make sure the coop door can accommodate these girls! :)
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The white bird has barring in the black markings, so it's a Delaware.

    What hatchery?
     
  8. chickiemom3

    chickiemom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used Meyer Hatchery. A lot of people around us use them and we had a good experience. It helps that they are only a few hours from us, so the chicks didn't have far or long to travel. Thank you for your input!
     

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