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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by schmism, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. schmism

    schmism Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    Peoria IL
    With our batch of 50 left over (mostly roo's) we got for meaties, we are going to keep a couple of roos for "breeding".

    There are 2 contenders for barred rock (ish type)

    russell crow


    There will be a buff orp selection coming also as soon as we can get a decent pick of the contenders.

    So which boy, what do you think he is, and why would you keep him?!?!
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010

  2. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    If i had to pick i would have to choose to keep Harvey, He is BEAUTIFUL. It would also depend on witch one is the nicest.
  3. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chirping

    Jul 17, 2010
    I vote Harvey. They are both beautiful, but I'm kind of partial to the more white. Plus if they both are Barred Rocks, Russel Crow looks like he has some brown/golden color on his wing and I'm not sure, but I think that's not a standard trait. Don't know for sure though [​IMG] Both very beautiful Birds again [​IMG]
  4. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Gotta agree, I like Harvey too!
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Both nice lookin' roos, there. With that said, I vote Harvey.

    I hope Harvey is the nicest rooster (to the hens), because that should be the #1 reason to keep a roo. A gentleman roo who does his roosterly duties and keeps the flock safe.
  6. schmije

    schmije Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    DW here. Do you think they're both barred rocks? Harvey looks like what we think of for BR, but Russell seems different. Russell takes good care of most of the girls, and Harvey has just a few that he tends to. Neither are aggressive toward us, and Russell is definitely more friendly.
  7. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    I like Harvey for looks

  8. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I don't think Russel is full BR - I think he's probably a black sex-link or something similar. As far as which one to keep; whichever one treats you and the girls the best! [​IMG]
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    My vote is for Russell! The friendly roo get's it all day in my book. He's handsome too! Looks to be sex link, possibly with some cuckoo maran blood in him since his legs appear more whitish pink.
  10. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    If you are just breeding for pets and egg layers, go with the nicest guy.

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