Jersey Giant - rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggcellent Adventure, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Eggcellent Adventure

    Eggcellent Adventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, We have 2 four month old jersey giants...think one might be a rooster - redder face, fanned tail - any thoughts??

    A pic of the 2 of them together -suspected boy in front:
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    Pic 1 of boy/girl?
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    pic 2 of boy/girl?
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    If boy, any knowledge of how jersey giant roosters usually act - quiet/agrressive/calm/loud???
    Thanks!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with Jersey Giants, but I'm inclined to say both girls. A four month old rooster usually already has long pointy saddle feathers, but your birds don't look anywhere close to growing saddle feathers.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am going to vote both pullets. I don't have JG's either, however they tend to grow at the same rate as Australorps, and are also confused with, which I do have. And my 4 month old girls look just like your Jersey Giants.
     
  4. Eggcellent Adventure

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    Thanks, his/her face is SO much redder than the other the same age -- but maybe she's just coloring or maturing faster. We'd love 2 girls [​IMG] More eggs!
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's getting red in the face because she's gonna start laying soon. [​IMG] Probably later this month or August.

    The earliest I've ever had a hen lay was 18 weeks (Buff Orpington x Barred Rock).
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Looks to me like you have two ladies there
     
  7. Eggcellent Adventure

    Eggcellent Adventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that would be great news!!! [​IMG] We have a flock of 12 chickens (different breeds, but all around the same age) and we haven't had the excitement of our first egg yet! Looking forward to it! We have really enjoyed having chickens since first getting them in the Spring. Never knew how much fun this would be.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Stars are some of the earliest maturing birds! You'll likely be getting eggs from them by the time they're 20 weeks old. Get out the calendar, LOL! [​IMG]
     
  9. AutumnHotChick

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    This is my cockerel at 4 month and my ladies look like your pic
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    I agree with everyone else--it looks like you have two pullets, and one is getting close to laying. Roosters would be showing shiny pointed hackle (neck), saddle, and tail feathers by now, and most likely would have more developed combs and wattles.
     

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