I am wondering if anyone can help me make some decisions with my flock. Sorry for the length of my rambling I have 13 beautiful Wyandottes, silver and gold and one mixed. Of those I have 3 silver roosters and the mixed bub is also a rooster. I *think* he is a blue red, that or a really pretty, large, gold. I had ventured into this with the intention of processing them for the freezer but now think it would make more economic sense to keep them over the winter and have them go broody. One of my questions is, Id like to find out who is the best broody hen and who is the best rooster. What am I looking for in a rooster? The mixed fellow is always left out and picked on, he is the largest (fluffy too) however he picks on the hens. I have yet to hear him crow. The other three silver roosters are noisy but seem to treat the hens well but two of them fight often. Fwiw, I also have two bourbon red turkey Toms I want to keep over winter but am not thrilled about keeping them indoors all through the winter. Id like to keep them or find them a lady. I know of a lady who has some hens near-ish to here so I was thinking of trading her a Tom for a hen but they are not bourbon reds. That or giving her a Tom in trade for some of the off-spring. Do I process some of these roosters? See if I even like the meat? Trade them or sell them for some different blood lines? Keep them till spring to see who is the most desirable (although Im not sure what makes one desirable). Please help me figure out what to do!