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Deciding which roosters to re-home ??

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I have a group of 12 silkie/frizzle mix about 8 wks old.  They are an interesting little mix of feather types, skin color, number of toes, and comb types.  But I have at least 5 roos so unfortunately some have to go.  (I had to separate them into 4 groups weeks ago because they were hurting each other, but I don't have the space to keep them separate as they get bigger.)  Deciding which ones to re-home has been a chore because they are all so varied in their physical characteristics.  I think in the spring I might like to breed some and each has interesting traits.  For example, I have roos with frizzled, silkie, and smooth feathers.  I also have to think about what girls I have since I have to be careful with the frizzles.  So how do I decide which ones to re-home?  I assume the most aggressive has to go even though he is the friendliest to humans (for now).  What else should be my deciding factors?  I'm new at chickens so I appreciate any and all input.  Thanks!!

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What are your goals? It sounds like you might have gotten birds out of someone's Sizzle project?

Anyway, I've been breeding Sizzles for a few years, if that your goal as well, you need to consider a couple of things. Which color(s) do you plan to keep? Do you want to keep frizzled hens or a rooster (I keep frizzled hens, so I have more frizzles to look at). If you keep frizzled hens, you need a smooth rooster, either normal or Silkie feathered. If you're going to keep the Sizzle line going, keep back a boy that has the most desired Silkie characteristics or get a good quality Silkie roo from another line (which is what I would do).

Anyway, there's a Sizzle thread in the Breeding, Genetics and Showing section of the forum. That would probably be a great place for you to start researching.

Good luck.
Nikki
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Yes, my son won these eggs at a flock swap, and the lady they came from calls them frizzle sizzles.  Those are great things to think about.  Thank you!  And thanks for that tip on the sizzle thread.  I hadn't found that board yet so that will be helpful.


Edited by Hebandgene - 10/15/15 at 10:17am
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