The White Jersey Giant chicken was originated in Burlington County in the State of New Jersey during the 1880’s. A good heavy breed but slower to grow than some breeds before surpassing them in weight and size. It is the largest of the dual purpose chicken and excels as a meat chicken. These chickens were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1947 and both varieties noted for willow colored or nearly black legs and toes. The chicks are Smokey gray but feather out white.