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 Black Giants 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 Giants are large and a very heavy fowl. 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