This is the original Jersey Giant developed in New Jersey in the late 19th century by crossing several of the large, dark Asiatic breeds. It is a super heavy bird even a little larger than the whites. It's black plumage has a beautiful green sheen, the eyes are dark brown, shanks and toes are black except for yellow skin showing on the bottoms of the feet. With the straight red comb and tremendous size it makes an unusually handsome variety for exhibition. Hens are good layers of brown eggs and especially persistent through cold weather. Baby chicks are mostly black but do show creamy patches on the underbody, wing tips, and around the face. The white persists in the plumage until final molt of chick feathers takes place.
I have 4 Jersey Giants hens. I was wanting to know about what age they should start laying?
Black Giants and White Giants generally start laying around 5-7 months of age.
i would like to buy jersey giant eggs for hatching .do you have any and how much are they ? do u ship them to GB .THANKS
Sorry, we do not sell the hatching eggs for black giants. We are not able to ship out of the US.
Awesome- So FarI ordered 25 in a straight run back in September 2016, We did loose one but I am not super heartbroken that is just how it goes. Our free chick looks like a Silver Dorking which has beautiful plumage and is as fast as a road runner. The chicks have integrated nicely with my existing hen and rooster, mine are aggressive though and those little beaks are sharp! I ordered for the meat bird aspect and plan on splitting the males with my mother and keeping the hens for eggs. For now, if this works out that is, I plan on ordering more in the future.
Poor qualityBirds showed up unable to survive. Gave chickstarter gel and minerals as suggested, and took care of chicks as have always in the past, except these didn't thrive. One survived from McMurray for 5 days, so not that bad, right?