Another Rooster Culling Question..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bowtie, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. bowtie

    bowtie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Speckled Sussex Roosters that hatched together, they're about 8 months old...

    My question is which would be better to cull out, the second dominate or the bottom man on the pole, who now gets run off by #2. The dominate seems to get along with both, number 2 is creating the problem.

    Thanks...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would be inclined to cull the rooster with the poorest breed type.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on what you plan on using them for.

    Are you planning to show, or breed good stock, or just breed dual purpose/self sustaining stock, or egg layers, or just friendly pet-type chickens?
     
  4. bowtie

    bowtie Out Of The Brooder

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    Their purpose? To perpetuate the flock at some point I guess, they were hand raised, all of them are friendly and can be handled fine, not too much difference in them at this point for breeding...

    I added 6, 18 wk old pullets recently, that may have started this little issue...
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Then I'd say go with what you want. As just a backyard flock rooster try going for the most friendly and the best towards hens.
     

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