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Beauitful but what am i ? (new pics of hatch mates)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken delighted, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thinning out the flock and i having BIG doubts that he should go! could any on give me an idel if i should keep or not

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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No picture, try again?
     
  3. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    He looks like a mix to me, but he's really pretty! I would keep him.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a possable mix...although part of his coloring would include splash
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    splash orp? How big is he?

    Very pretty bird, but roos should be held to strengent standards as far as attitude goes to earn the privilage to stick around. How is his attitude towards the girls and towards humans? Are there other roos in the line up for possible culling? What are their personalities like?
     
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  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. Kermits Mom

    Kermits Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I love him! He is a splash, no doubt. But he does remind me of a serma. . . A little to big though, a mix? I am star struck by his coloring[​IMG], Keep him![​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty mixed breed rooster. I'd go by his temperment, as stated above. If you're not breeding for a "breed", and he's respectful of you and nice to the ladies, keep him if it works for you. If you're really short on space and breeding specific projects, I'd cull him.
     
  9. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]i got him in a batch of splash marans eggs i ordered. as for temperment he is great a little hard on ladies(a lover not a fighter).i have his other two hatch mate roos and pullets. that why i been a little confused in getting rid of him cold he have some wheaten maren in him?he is about 8lbs, hatched in june
     
  10. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if that is one of his hatch mates, isn't it possible that he is a blue splash marans as well? Just clean legged? I dunno all that much about genetics of a chicken...

    I wouldn't go by how hard he is on the ladies yet though. When there are fewer roosters giving them all of their "attention", it's a good possibility the girls won't look so frazzled. You could always do a pros and cons chart for each of the ones you are looking to cull, the ones with the most cons go?
     

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