Could this be a good rooster?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by 3clucks, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. 3clucks

    3clucks Chirping

    Jul 11, 2018
    Central Florida
    So I have lately been trying to find a Silver Phoenix rooster to show and breed with my silver Phoenix hen that got champion at my local county fair, so I want to get one that is good quality and recently I found one on Craigslist that was $30, and wanted a second opinion before purchasing. (He is 5 months old)
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    Would he be worth buying? The person who currently has him says he has some white speckling on his breast.
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  2. ColdplayChickenFan

    ColdplayChickenFan Chirping

    Jan 6, 2019
    I wouldn't because he is quite a small bird, and I prefer bigger cocks are better
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  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

    He’s really pretty, I would totally take the chance to buy him! But there is no way to know his actual demeanor towards people and other chickens :)
  4. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

    May 22, 2012
    If you're looking to show and breed, I don't think he is the right bird. Still a very handsome guy, but that white speckling, I believe, is not show standard coloring.
  5. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    What does the breed standard indicate with regards to coloration, size, shape, etc? You don’t want to breed a sub-par male to your award winning female. I am not familiar with this breed, but if he is a great representation, then yes, get him.
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