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5roos pick 2

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by negrita, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any advice on what roos i should pick i have 10 girls 5 roos and i heard i can only have 2.
    they are black australorp
    white leghorn
    dark bhrama
    barred rock
    red roo not sure what just has dark red feathers and black in tail abd around neck area
    my main purpose is egg production and breed my pullets are 2black australorp
    polish, houdan 3 reds 1 unknown. 1 white leghorn 1 ss
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wanna sell eggs id get the black australorp as you have 2 hens i would at least or the leghorn.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    If you're looking for egg production, go with that Leghorn rooster. I've been very impressed each time I crossed one into my dual purpose flock. The offspring lay lots of large eggs, and don't eat as much as the dual purpose mothers. You'll get light tan/cream eggs for the most part.

    With only 10 hens, I'd go down to just the one rooster. If you really want a second male, I'd go with the Australorp. They're great layers, docile birds and you could get purebred chicks to sell if you were so inclined.
     
  4. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks the australorp is my fave my least fave is the leghorn but i cried when he went missing for a day
     
  5. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its just for us the eggs were 5 and we love eggs all of us
     
  6. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    funny u say docile he keeps fighting with the red the leghorn is ignored by them
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    docile breed or not, I'm guessing you're dealing with young cockerels. Those hormones flow and cause issues no matter the breed.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Black Australorp
     

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