Seven week old standard size breed but what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trekker, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Trekker

    Trekker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dozen seven week old chickens six each of standard size breeds and bantams. This lady is one of the standard size breeds and the only one that I can't decide what breed she might be, have a look at this photo and if you have a suggestion please let me know.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalecalder2003/5912311792/

    Thank You.

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  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is she?? Could it be a Giant Jersey??
     
  3. Trekker

    Trekker Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now she is only half grown or smaller and is smaller than this one which I'm calling a White Rock.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalecalder2003/5911749233/in/photostream/

    Jersey Giant is one of the possibilities she was in a selection of brown egg layers from Meyers Hatchery and they do sell giants. I would love to have one so I hope you are right. From what I've read on Giants they develop slowly so perhaps it is normal for her to be a bit smaller at this stage.
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'm thinking either Jersey Giant or Black Australorp.
     
  5. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking Jersey Giant as well. She is a pretty girl btw. My WJG have the black legs also.
     
  6. Trekker

    Trekker Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I just went to the hatchery website and was reading the description of the Black Australorp and now I leaning in that direction. They say until the bird is full grown they will have white tipped feathers and she has two with white tips under her tail, I think they are her wing feathers folded back. [​IMG] Whatever she is she is lovely.
     
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  7. Trekker

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    Quote:I just went to the hatchery website and was reading the description of the Black Australorp and now I leaning in that direction. They say until the bird is full grown they will have white tipped feathers and she has two with white tips under her tail, I think they are her wing feathers folded back. [​IMG] Whatever she is she is lovely.
     
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  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    giants have yellow bottoms on their feet austrolopes have pink
     
  9. Trekker

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    Quote:Thanks I'll check that out tomorrow.
     
  10. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My JG have yellow bottom feet and some have a few white tips on their wings. Most have grown out of this. I ordered JG from Ideal Hatchery.

    She looks like my most developed hen that is about 8 weeks old.
     

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