Is this a good rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 3clucks, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. 3clucks

    3clucks Chirping

    Jul 11, 2018
    Central Florida
    So I have lately been trying to find a Silver Phoenix rooster to show and breed with my silver Phoenix hen that got champion at my local county fair, so I want to get one that is good quality and recently I found one on Craigslist that was $30, and wanted a second opinion before purchasing. (He is 5 months old)
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    Would he be worth buying? The person who currently has him says he has some white speckling on his breast.
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

    Apr 22, 2015
    Scotts Hill, TN
    Whatever you decide be sure to check this rooster over carefully. $30 sounds cheap to me.

    5 month old???? With that feathering he looks older to me.
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    This particular male would loose instantly in a show due to the white in his chest. However he does have good type. Nice horizontal carriage, earlobes are correct, comb is good, saddle and tail are coming in nicely, legs/toes are straight and correct color. Color is the easiest factor to control in breeding. The white in the chest could easily be bred out in future generations.
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