How to tell the best Roo?

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

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    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.

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  2. midwife mama

    midwife mama Out Of The Brooder

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

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