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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Jersey Blues


The least known variety of the American class is the Jersey Blues. They are one of the largest breeds of poultry, being in size between the Plymouth Rock and the light Brahma. Their plumage resembles that of the Andalusian, being blue throughout. Their breast and fluff are light blue; hackle and sickles, very dark blue, approaching black; shanks and toes dark blue, the lower surface of toes lighter in shade, and the nails white. They are not as good layers as the others of their class. They are hardy and easily kept in confinement. They are not popular for table purposes, preference being given to yellow skinned and yellow-legged birds.

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