What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RobotChicken, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. RobotChicken

    RobotChicken Chicken TV Addict

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    Ok, so I had been thinking this was a Black Jersey Giant, she got bigger quicker than my other birds, looked like a giant from all the photos I have seen of chicks, and has yellow bottom feet.

    Well she is my first chicken to start laying at about 19 weeks old, if she was a giant I wouldn't have expected her to start laying so soon, she doesn't look like any of the pics of BSL or black stars I have seen, and the yellow bottom foot seems to rule out her being an australorp......

    thoughts on what she could be?

    when she was just a few weeks old:
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    Then about 2 months:
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    And just a few weeks ago:
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    Here are the eggs she is laying:
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black australorp.
     
  3. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well she looks like a jersy giant or australorp but not too sure....thats just what i was thingking
     
  4. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black australorp.
    shes pretty too i love austalorps i have one also :]
     
  5. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black australorp my vote.
     
  6. RobotChicken

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    Anyone have pics of the bottom of an Australorps feet?
     
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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    Quote:Don't have photos, but Australorps have white/pink under their feet whereas Jersey Giants have yellow undersides.
     
  8. RobotChicken

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    Quote:Don't have photos, but Australorps have white/pink under their feet whereas Jersey Giants have yellow undersides.

    These are most definitely yellow.
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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    I see the yellow in the first pic when she was a chick.

    Hatchery Jersey Giants usually don't grow as big as they're supposed to. So, you probably have a hatchery Black Jersey Giant! Kudos to you!! YAY!
     
  10. RobotChicken

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    Quote:Yup, and in that case I just have a black jersey, at this point she really isn't any bigger than my BR's.

    If they are a slow growing breed will she continue to grow larger? Or would this pretty much be her final size?
     

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