And the winner is....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JodyJo, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 EE roos...they did not know they were competing to see who stayed...(15 weeks along)

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    roo #1....mixed with something else, polish, houdan, who knows...has a single comb

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    roo #2 also a mix, has a v comb

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    roo #3 ** the winner, forever we thought he was a she, no comb or any indication...now the top dog...is doing just what a rooster should.

    Now, do I keep 2 or just one, I have 15 pullets...and actually I also have a "baby" EE roo, (I picked up 3 pullets and one is a roo ** he is only 5 weeks old)
    ...seeing as 2 of the above are mixes, would it be wiser to hang onto the one who
    I know is more of a pure bred EE, if there is such a thing...I want the green/blue egg laying trait to get passed on.

    any advice would be appreciated...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    # 1 is going to grow up to be a beauty. If you are really interested in keeping the blue/green egg trait, you might consider getting a pure Ameraucana rooster for your foundation male.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I also think #1 is beautiful! I understand why you made the choice you did, but I'd keep #1 also.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes #1 is beautiful, we know we are getting rid of #2...so I am torn between the new one, at 5 weeks, or the #1...time will tell...
     
  5. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love number 1. He is so interesting... very cool colors.
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we will keep him till he is full grown, then make the decision...
     
  7. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could always keep both #1 and #3. they are beautiful and since they were raised together, there tend to be less fighting. They each would have about 10 hens which is recommended anyways. We had 6 roos together and there was no fighting.
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:this is my idea also....thanks for all the comments...I figured with more than enough pullets to go around, it should be ok...
     
  9. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the boys all get along, i'd keep 2 of them with 15 girls. I'd even consider all 3, if the whole flock works well together. I've had 3 roos to 15 hens in the past, and it all worked well. Each rooster had their own jobs. Ducky escorted the girls to and from the coop, Big Boy stayed with the flock, and Rusty followed after any girls that strayed away from the flock.

    #1 is beautiful, its a tie between the others.
     
  10. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think #1 is exquisite. We have 14 chickens and 3 are roos and everybody gets along so well. As long as they keep as they are, I don't think I will get rid of any of the roos......
     

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