How does one choose a roo to keep out of a hatch?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by moparmatthew, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. moparmatthew

    moparmatthew In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    Eagle Bridge
    How do you choose the roo to keep out of your hatch,size,color,first to crow?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    It all depends on what a person is looking for - breeding to the APA standard, color, your own standard?

    For me - I am looking to improve my body size/type. So I put aside the cockerels I hatch - from the breed I want - and let them mature. I cull before they mature for leg color, eye color, comb, poor wing position - and any other obvious flaw.

    Once they have matured, then make the final cut with over all body shape/size – for what I want. Can take up to 18 months.

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