Need some info on chicken breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by country boy 91, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. country boy 91

    country boy 91 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2016
    What are yalls thoughts on the black jersey giants. And the Rhode island red. As far as which one would be a good duel purpose breed. Thanks
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Both are dual purpose breeds. The RIR hens will be better layers. The JG roo will be a much bigger eating bird but will also take longer to reach full weight than the RIR. Lots of folks are looking at the breeds that go under monikers like Freedom Rangers or Red Rangers. They are decent layers and the males grow to a respectable weight about a month sooner than heritage breeds.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What exactly are you looking for in a breed?

    The Red will be a better layer, and reach butcher size faster. The Giants will be bigger overall---sometimes. Hatchery birds often aren't that much larger than the other dual purpose breeds. Reds, from hatcheries, have a reputation for being aggressive. Giants are traditionally docile.
  4. country boy 91

    country boy 91 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2016
    Good brown egg production. And good grow off rate

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