Do I keep the OE Roo or the BCM Roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FarmrGirl, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    I can only keep 1 rooster but I've hatched out several this year. It's really only a toss-up between my Olive Egger Roo and the Black Copper Marans boy. I'm also raising the following girls: EE, OE, Welsummer, and several breeds that lay light brown eggs. Any advice?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Keep the Marans! [​IMG]


    Crossing him to your other OE girls makes for the best eggs, as they're extremely dark greenish colored ones. Crossing him to your EE's makes more F1 olive eggers. And if you're into eating your own chicken, he'll make good dual purpose hybrids with the rest of your layers [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:Thanks Illia!! That's exactly the information I needed [​IMG] I try to stick to the larger large fowl because you KNOW you'll hatch roos in every batch and I typically harvest the "extra's". Plus I wanted the nice dark olives and I wasn't sure if I'd get those from the BCM or the OE.

    You're awesome [​IMG]
     

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