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Jersey Giants/Australorps or One of Each?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pdholbrook, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

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    I inherited several newly hatched chicks with no idea of breed or gender. Most of them have been figured out, but these two black chicks are a bit of a mystery. I’ve read a lot on Jersey Giants and Australorps and there is conflicting information on the importance of the yellow on the bottom of the feet. I also read today that Australorps have white skin and Jerseys have yellow?
    Here are pictures of the two birds. They hatched on November 18th, so they are 5 weeks old. I would love to hear some thoughts on breed and gender.
    Thanks!

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    Bird #2

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    #2 is Jersey Giant--if he gets big enough is another matter.

    #1--I can't really tell if the feet are pink or just paler yellow. I'd guess Australorp though.
     
  3. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another picture of Bird #1's foot from the top.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess is #1 Australorp and pullet. #2 JG and male, if it gets big. JG should be a lot larger than the Australorps, in time.

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With the pink bottoms of its feet, bird 1 is a Black Australorp. Bird 2 with the yellow bottoms of its feet is a Black Jersey Giant. Jersey Giants are slow to mature but it should eventually surpass the Australorp in size.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also agree.
     

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