Brahma or Red Star roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by matthewschickens, May 19, 2010.

  1. Hello Everyone!

    We ordered our chicks from Murray McMurray and asked for the free rare chick.
    When we got it we found out it was a Dark Brahma!! They also gave us 8 "free" Red Star roos [​IMG] . I got rid of all of the Red Stars except for 2. I only need one roo and I don't know which one is better. As of now the Red Star roo(s) is better than the Brahma but I would like to know what the breeds are like when they are older. As of now they are only 5 weeks old.

    To keep or not to keep. That is the question [​IMG]

    Thanks Guys!

    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    First off, I have no experience with the red star roos. I do have a dark brahma roo that I adore. He's two years old now and he's a very good provider and protector of my hens. I don't handle him, never have and IMO, that makes for a better roo. He's a tad bit afraid of me and that's a good thing. Read my BYC page for more info. on that.
    Here's Thor (@ a year old and still growing):

  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Thor is one hansome roo![​IMG]
  4. Thanks!

    Does anyone else know about these roos?


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