Jersey Giant
Origin:
North America
Egg Color:
Brown
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
150/yr
Climate:
Cold
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
5.90 kg
Standard Hen Size:
4.50 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
1.10 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.97 kg

Jersey Giant

The Jersey Giant was created by John and Thomas Black in the state of New Jersey in 1880. Their intent was to replace the turkey with an equally-sized large breed of chicken. They were created by cross breeding the Langshan, Java, and Brahma. In 1922, the Black Jersey Giant was added to the Standard of Perfection of the American Poultry Association. The white variety was added in 1947, and the blue in 2002.

References

  1. National Jersey Giant Club - http://nationaljerseygiantclub.com/
  2. http://www.heritagepoultry.org/learn/JerseyGiant.htm