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Culling roosters question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jaj121159, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven Welsumer roosters. I want to take six for eating. Originally I was planning on leaving the big boss roo, but should I leave the one that gets picked on? The reason I am thinking that way is he is the most passive of the lot and make get along better with the other chickens possible. He is missing some tail feathers, and hopefully those would grow back without the big guy picking on him. Opinions on this please.
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Depends on what you want him for, breeding or a pet? If you just want him for a pet I would pick the friendliest one
     
  3. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning on breeding the Welsumers. So the survivor would be "The Rooster."
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Then I would pick the best one for breeding, I dont know much about Welsummers so I dont know what they are supposed to be like
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Take pics and go on over to the Welsumer thread to have them evaluate type.
     
  6. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are breeding then you need the most desirable roo you have. If you are worried about personality because of kids ect then pic the most docile but be warned when it becomes the dominant roo it may get more assertive.
     
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  7. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, that's the type of comments I'm looking for.
     

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