Telling the difference

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rakerjen, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. rakerjen

    rakerjen New Egg

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    I recently purchased day old chicks. They are all females. I just wanted to know if there was a way to tell a difference between a Black Australorp, Black Minorca, & Black Jersey Giant.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    At day olds, not much to tell.


    Once they hit the 2 week mark - Black Australorps will have white/pink feet or soles. Jersey Giants will have yellow. As they mature, Minorcas will be skinnier and have white earlobes.

    Other than that, not much really.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if they were sexed there still can be some boys. from everything ive read theres a very high accurance of people getting roos when they were supposed to be pullets...in a few cases i have read that people have gotten all roos but 1. so be on the look out for roos. heres some pics

    black australorps

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    jersey

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    black minorcas

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  4. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. rakerjen

    rakerjen New Egg

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    Thank you for the repies [​IMG]
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    hope the pics helped some
     

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