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Jersey Giant Chickens

Jersey Giant

The Jersey Giant Chickens originated in New Jersey by crossing Black Javas, Dark Brahmas and Black Langshans. In recent years, Cornish blood was introduced in some strains. As the name implies the Jersey Giant Chickens are large and a very heavy fowl.

The Jersey White Giants were sports of the Black variety.

Characteristics: Concerning egg production, the hens of this breed tend to lay more eggs than those of other heavy breeds. Their eggs are extra large in size with color varying from dark brown to light cream. When incubating eggs, the Jersey Giant breed sometimes takes 12 days longer to hatch than most chicken breeds.

Jersey Giants are dual purpose chickens, but they excel as a meat bird with their great body size. They are well-suited to producing very fine and large capons. The young birds grow relatively quickly but take time to fill out their hefty frame to produce a marketable bird most take up to 89 months to reach a harvestable size with good body proportions. They are an excellent roasting bird when fully mature.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-13 pounds; hen-10 pounds; cockerel-11 pounds; pullet-8 pounds.
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Use: A meat producing variety.
  • Origin: USA

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