This weekend is processing weekend for all the males from the batch of straight run heavies I got from Ideal on 7 December. I will process the old rooster and some of the old hens from our current flock that has slowed way down on laying. In the batch of heavies I got two ameraucana roos. I would like to keep one because they are good looking birds (no female ameraucanas unfortunately). However, both ameracaunas are very skittish and run away immediately when I approach. When I pick them off the roost they struggle and squawk.
I also got a buff orpington roo that always comes up to me. Although he doesn't willing let me pick him up, when I catch him he is docile and looks intelligent and inquisitive.
So what do you think. Should I keep an ameraucana or should I keep the orp?