How to pick { keeper v. give away} ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by okiehen, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hi to all the great BYC peeps this is a great site can't get enough.[​IMG]
    My problem is I have 3 ,12 week old roos that was our first hatch hen set and raised.
    I have desided to keep 2 of the 3 and give away the other one. I have picked out one that I'm keeping and can't deside from the other two.
    I like them both and its very hard for me to say him over the other one.
    They are out of my game rooster and leghorn hen ,
    they look like sex link roos the one is smaller and has the leghorn ways, I like his red shoulders the best , but the other one has the best tail and is a lot calmer.
    The guy that I'm giving one of them to has a mix of standard laying hens and pullets.
    How do I pick?
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Personally I'd choose the calm one but it comes down to a personal choice.

    Grab a pencil & pad and list the pro's and con's for each, that can help make a choice.
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    id pick the calmer one also,my only expirence with leghorn roos was when i was a kid and he used to chase us ,untill he made grandmas leg bleed one day and that was all for him
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I would flip a coin.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I would definately pick the calmer one as well. These are the attributes you want passed on to the offspring! Easy to get along with. Good luck on your pick. And...welcome to BYC!
  6. Hi and welcome!
    Pick the one YOU like the best --- be it for color or personality or prettiest eyes or toes --- it's up to YOU to choose.
    Temperament / personality at 3 months really isn't a measure of how a grown bird will behave.

    Happy Holidays,
  7. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Thank you all for your warm welcome and your insite.
    I am going to try not to stew on it I'll make my mind up soon.
    If they would get alone I would just keep them all but I've had to split them up , they are picking and sparing they think they are big boys.

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