Name These Breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Herdcutter, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Day All

    HELP!!
    I believe I got a wrong order on my chicks.

    What I ordered was:
    1 Jersey Giant (Straight Run)
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    2 Light Brahmas (Female)

    So they are 5 weeks old. I'm not seeing any leg feathering yet, and these are really black.
    What do you all think these are?

    I'll get more pictures if you want....

    Thank you to all who guess and give knowledge.

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Check the bottoms of the feet. White/grey means they are Australorps. Yellow means they are Jersey Giants.
     
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  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pics you posted all look like Black Jersey Giants. I see no light Brahamas. Did the hatchery send a packing slip? The 2 hatcheries I ordered from shipped packing slips. BUT fair warning, one was wrong. The slip said what I ordered. They emailed me a certificate of what was actually shipped, because they didn't have the breed I ordered & they substituted (after good communication & aggreeing to substitute).

    On the question about the feathered feet, with light Brahamas, you can see the feathered feet on day one.
     
  4. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to check in the morning. Too dark to distinguish between yellow and white/grey....they are light
    I think they are yellow....stay tuned!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Australorps
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  7. Herdcutter

    Herdcutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have yellow feet!

    Now, tails....you think we have a rooster in the group? Why would one be so different?
    My packing slip says exactly what I ordered and substitutions: none
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Call the hatchery and inform them of their mistake. Light Brahmas look nothing like Jersey Giants, even as chicks. As for gender, no obvious cockerels yet.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd call em as well. I ordered 100 chicks this year and 25 turned out to be the wrong color "I ordered Pearl OEG and got Porcelains" and the shipped me 25 of what I ordered for free.
     
  10. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise Black Jersey Giants. Since yours are a few months old, it's just a waiting game. The cockerels will develop a larger comb, small spurs, and the most obvious sign will be if it's a cockerel, it will get larger much quicker. The pullets grow slowly, but keep growing for a year.

    As for the mix up with the hatchery, definitely contact them asap. I hope they make it right. Most hatcheries have a limited time to file complaints though-usually a week. Good luck. Please keep us posted.
     
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