Help selecting which light brahma bantam roo to keep

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seedcorn, May 13, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    One's tail is very upright with long sickle feathers, reminds me of rhode island red tail. the other one's tail is more a 45 degree angle from back. What you think?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Pictures......I let mine grow out to 6 months old before I decided which one to keep.......
     
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Will have pictures but they went to bed tonite already. We joke that they are actually owls but tonite they went to bed early--for them. Maybe tomorrow AM. They are both over a year old so they are pretty well mature.......I'm thinking of seperating them to raise some chicks.......
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I would keep the one with the shorter tail, the APA SOP doesnt give a tail angle, but says that the tail should be angled so that it continues the concave sweep of the back. Other than the tail, are they equal in all other areas such as head shape, overall body shape, leg feathering, etc.? I have seen some brahmas that have the head shape of a plymouth rock. They should have blocky heads. Also something not as important as type is color, are they equal there also?
     
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    color is equal as is form of head. The big difference is tail w/the higher tail not looking correct to me. So he goes.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a SLW rooster that didnt look because he had a long tail that was fanned out like a leghorn so he went. When looking at birds I usually go with my gut instinct and its normally correct.
     

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