Jersey Giants thread for pictures and discussion

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by kathyinmo, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What personality/temperment attributes do you find most commonly in JGs?
     
  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Quote:Oh yes!
    Just got Bobbi's eggs today.
    Thankfully I have a 6 tray hatcher I can put them in different trays to hatch.
    So I will beable to keep track.
    These jg eggs are my last to hatch this spring.Unless I get orders. I need a brake I'm on chicks over load.
    We have a swap 23 of April that I hatched 100+chicks for.
    That's what I have after selling 100.
    I don't count sheep at night I count chicks.
    Fries the brain and out you go.. [​IMG]

    you're not forgetting about the shipment I sent you yesterday, right? [​IMG]

    Oh no I said brain fried not CRAZY! [​IMG]
     
  3. fifelakelooper

    fifelakelooper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    fife lake, mi.
    Quote:Since I haven't got mine yet...I'll let one of the others fill you in.....I can tell you that they are the largest American poultry breed...getting up to 10 lbs...they are friendly, dual purpose but slow growing so usually not used for meat...um....they are simply beautiful. I'm sure someone on here will correct me if I said anything wrong. I am getting my eggs in May and look forward to it! Oh...one of the things I like is that they do fine in cold weather! Suppose to be good mama's and supposedly tend to broodiness ...although I have read that due to their weight they sometimes crack eggs! [​IMG])
     
  4. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    Quote:Well I have found out that as day olds they are very friendly will come up to you.
    They are more people friendly them my other breeds at that age.
    As for when grown Wynette or one of the others would be better suited to tell you.
    I can't wait for mine to grow up.


    Wynette I got 14 eggs from Bobbi. She put names on the bottom of the eggs. Do you know anything about that?
    Should I keep a close eye for one name more then the others?
     
  5. 4-hmother

    4-hmother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got some from Bobbi and love them. She sold me different bloodlines that I could hatch from. The hen I got was from a hatch that she hatch from the president of the National Jersery Giant Club eggs. The rooster was from her line. I would like to get more my son shows them in the poultry shows in Indiana and our local 4-H fair. We just love our Jersey Giants I'm going try and post a photo of them.


    2 boys,2 QH mares, 3 steers, 1 heifer, 2 dogs and 30+ chickens
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Well I have found out that as day olds they are very friendly will come up to you.
    They are more people friendly them my other breeds at that age.
    As for when grown Wynette or one of the others would be better suited to tell you.
    I can't wait for mine to grow up.


    Wynette I got 14 eggs from Bobbi. She put names on the bottom of the eggs. Do you know anything about that?
    Should I keep a close eye for one name more then the others?

    She used to put the first letter of the cock that covered the hens in the pen she collected from on the eggs. Sounds like maybe she still is? Ask her to explain - she's a super nice lady, and she gave me a very lengthy explanation when I asked...but I no longer have it...sorry!
     
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Here's a pic of my Jersey Giant rooster from Bobbi's eggs last fall. I had a great hatch rate- 8 of 12. I'm taking him and his 'sister' to the show this saturday. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to keep them though d/t he has a horrible singing voice- like a a bellowing cow. I've noticed from this hatch they've been pretty timid, but he is gentle and not mean. I just want to grab him and hug him all the time, but like I said-- the timid thing. I' ve been really worried about his attentions to my Langshan hens, but so far- no broken backs in the bunch.

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  8. fifelakelooper

    fifelakelooper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    fife lake, mi.
    Ted that is one beautiful, big rooster!
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The babies are very curious.

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  10. fifelakelooper

    fifelakelooper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    fife lake, mi.
    Old chick....is that a black or a blue??
     

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