Amberlink Roos

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by scooter147, May 25, 2016.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone raised Amberlink Roos for meat.

    I thought I was buying two Amberlink pullets at the feed store. Turns out they are both roos. (yes I think I was hoodwinked since they are suppose to be a color sexed breed) They are about 6 weeks old.

    Are they worth raising another 6 weeks or so or should I cull now and save the feed and work in processing them?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd sell or give away now if you can..are you sure there roosters,?
    They won't weigh much at 12 weeks I think.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As my grandpa would have said "I'll eat your hat if they are not" [​IMG]

    I am 99% positive, the combs and wattles are quite prominent. Of course it would be a lot easier to tell if I had at least one hen to compare to.

    I won't advertise on Craigslist or any site like that too many nut jobs in the world. I'll spread the word here at work, church etc. and see if I get any takers.

    I'm going to the feed store Friday after work with a picture in hand and tell them I am not happy. This is the third year in a row in which I've bought 6 pullets (different breeds too) and ended up with 3 roos. The New Hampshire I bought I'm pretty sure is a roo as well.

    This happened to me at two different feed stores. (I have a thread about it) I honestly think the feed stores are buying straight run and charging for pullets, its the only obvious explanation.
     

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