Identify the Roo....please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 7peeplings, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. 7peeplings

    7peeplings In the Brooder

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    Can anyone help determine which of these (12 week old) birds made that "rrr-T-rrrr" at 5:30 this morning?
    I'm pretty sure it is between this white/black Easter Egger (the most dominant among the birds but loves to be held)..........

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    ... and the Buff Orpington (which has the most red on the comb, but is not aggressive at all).

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    I saw a batch of 17 hens yesterday, and almost all of them had red combs & waddles like my orpington. ????

    thanks, thanks and THANKS!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'll bet it's the EE, althought I'd like to see a picture of him with a different pose........very pretty!
     
  3. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    EE... He's got the long tail feathers. [​IMG]
     
  4. 7peeplings

    7peeplings In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the votes! I'll see if I can get a better picture this AM..... The follow up question is - other than going to the freezer, what have people found to do with them? Any organizations or ideas for people who would want/need them? thnx
     
  5. JPinVT

    JPinVT Songster

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    I ordered straight run chicks and was so worried about finding a home for the roos. It didn't take too much work though, just got the word out there. Your options are:

    - Craigslist - I didn't get any responses, but they were at an awkward age of too young to be slaughtered or put in with adults and too old to be raised with new chicks, so that was probably why
    - Local farms or petting zoos - Mine were going to go to a farm that hosts children's camps and sells organic eggs (and other products), and they happened to be low on roos this year, but then...
    - Friends of friends/co-workers - I had no idea how many people I work with have chickens or know someone who does until I started asking around. None of them wanted roos though. Then one of my husband's friends begged to let him add the roos to his parent's farm so he could slaughter them in the fall. Since he was willing to come pick them up, and the farm they were going to was a 2hr drive away that I'd have to make myself, it made my decision much easier.

    I had originally planned to butcher them myself... then I named them and grew attached... my husband still offered to "get rid of them" for me, but I wouldn't let him!
     
  6. ZepChick

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    I would say the EE, because of that tail feather. Post on here under Auctions, or buy/sell...with a pic of your pretty boy. Personally, I think EE roos are the most stunning of all roosters, because of their vast color differences. Also, maybe you could post on your state's forum, just put a feeler out there. Like I have an Oregon thread that we chat on sometimes. Good luck, I wish we could have more than one because he looks like he is gonna be gorgeous!
     
  7. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
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    EE-Roo
     

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