Jersey Giant Chickens
New Jersey Giant Chicken
Breed Club SecretaryRare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas's Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
HistoryThe 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.
CharacteristicsJersey Giant Chickens are a general purpose fowl for heavy meat and egg production. The color of the skin is yellow and the eggs shells are brown to dark brown.
ClassificationHeavy / Rare
Egg Numbers180 per annum