Jersey Giant Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

The basics:
The Jersey Giant standard chicken came about in the late 1800’s when two brothers, John and Thomas Black, must have thought that chickens were just not big enough. They created the Jersey Giant by crossing Java, Brahma, Cornish and Langshan chickens. Ironically, there is also a Jersey Giant bantam although they are rarer.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieites (Single Comb): Blue, Black, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Pets
Bantam: 34 - 38 oz
Largefowl: 10 - 13 lbs
Personality: Docile and very sweet
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Jersey Giants from a hatchery are very similar in appearance to their Australorps. To tell the two breeds apart look at your bird’s feet. Jersey Giants have yellow soles and Australorps have pinkish white.


calm, gentle giants, cold weather, good meat fowl, ideal backyard


feed conversion, egg/food ratio, slaughter age, bulky frame


predatory animals, white feet, HUGE chicken, fair dualpurpose breed, hearty eaters.I

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