Photo Credit:Â Courtesy Adamson Acres
The largest recognized chicken breed in the U.S., the Jersey Giant was developed in Burlington County, N.J., in the late 1890s. Bred to be both a meat bird and an egg layer, the Jersey Giant comes in two recognized colors: black and white.
Weight:Â 8 to 10 pounds
Urban Uses:Â Jersey Giants do well in cold weather and lay three eggs per week. They are also a good meat bird.
Egg Size:Â Large
Books & Magazines:
National Jersey Giant Club
American Poultry Association