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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by geebs, Jan 26, 2011.
Worth keeping? 12 weeks old
Pullet nicely feathered legs
both of them crowing
Quote:I really like the size of these birds for 12 weeks! Good width on them, a bit on the dark side color wise but very useable. I do not know if it might be your camera or the lighting, but double check those leggs on the hen, they look a tad greenish.
Just went back and looked, must have been the lighting in the coop... her legs are fine.
Quote:good, they are nice looking birds. I'd keep them and take more pictures when they are 6+ months old.
Thanks, they came from a breeder on here and hatched out of really nice dark eggs. I am looking to expand the BCM flock this coming year. So far I have (unfortuantely) hatched only 1 pullet, and 2 cockerels from the 1st batch. Then a cuckoo cockerel out of what were supposed to be blue/splash eggs, and I did get 1 pullet which is a blue/splash, and a wheaten pullet out of another couple of eggs. I have another what I suspect to be a cockerel BCM that is 4 weeks old. I have a gorgeous wheaten cockerel which is 20 weeks old also. Now all I need are 4-5 pullets of each to go with them.... I will probably only be keeping 2 BCM cockerels after they reach 5-6 months, and picking the best 2 of the 3.
One of my roosters is still limping with reddish feet. Has a remedy been found? Only 1 of 4 roosters affected; no hens affected.
If this has already been discussed, can you direct me to the location. THanks.
Quote:Have you posted a picture of him? How about trying to soak his feet with Epsom salt? If you already posted about him can you tell us the post # so much information gets shared on the threads it's hard to keep track
Quote:Quite often, a rooster will have red feet because he is fertile and its an indication of that. Maybe he has something else, like bumblefoot. He would have a big lump onthe sole of his foot.
The first pretty sunny day I am off I would love help choosing which roos to keep and which to eat...I have 14 and can't seem to choose.
Quote:post some pictures and the help will come. I love eating those BCM roos, and make chicken soup stock too!