How to tell the best Roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TammyTX, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 16, 2009
    I have 51 two week old chicks and 25 of those were a straight run of 16 Maran's and 9 Welsummer's. The other (female) birds I have are Americana's, Jersey Giants and Buff Cochins.

    I am thinking about keeping just the Maran roo's and I picked my chickens by egg color so I could control which to hatch, but how do I tell which is the best roo? Do I go by which matures fastest?

    Below is my pick so far, he's only two weeks old...BTW, I am assuming this is a roo because his coloring and it looks like he's already getting "bars" on his wings.

    My poultry judging skills are not great so any input is appreciated.

  2. midwife mama

    midwife mama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2009
    Tammy, did you make a decision on your roo? I am curious about this too.

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