white-jersey-giantWhite Jersey Giant is a very heavy bird. Jersey Giants were originally bred in New Jersey and are considered the largest breed of chicken. Like the Black Giant they are a little slower to mature than some other heavy breeds, but eventually surpass them in size and weight. The baby chicks are smokey gray but feather out white. The White Jersey Giants were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1947 (Sustainable Heritage Chicken Breed).

They are known today as a dual purpose breed. They have yellow skin and lay large brown eggs. They make excellent backyard chickens due to their calm temperament and are known for being good winter layers.


  • Breed: American, Heritage
  • Average Weight (lbs)
    • Hen: 8
    • Rooster: 11
  • Egg Color: brown
  • Avg Eggs Per Year: 180-260
  • Bred for Egg Producing

Sku Pullet: 29862
Sku Straight Run: 16680