Need help deciding on which roo to keep :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peepinator, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. peepinator

    peepinator Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    God's Country Idaho
    Ok, I've got 2 pretty roos. One is an EE that's white/black with a pea comb, beard and ear muffs and green legs. The other is a mix...he looks like he's mixed with a RIR and an EE. He is a pretty red roo with dark greenish/purplish/black tail feathers & wing feathers, yellow legs, a pea comb and a beard and ear muffs. Having a hard time trying to decide between them. Does anyone know if the color of legs will determine if the offspring will lay colored eggs? I've got a bunch of EE hens and love the red mixed roo but don't know if he'll produce off spring that lays green/blue eggs since he has yellow legs? Does this even matter, maybe it's the hen who carries this trait on to her offspring? I don't know how this genetic chicken stuff works! I want to keep the rooster that will pass on the green/egg trait if he is the one responsible for determining this. If it's the hen... then I'll keep the prettiest roo (Big Red!!) Does anyone have any knowledge on this? Thanks [​IMG]
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'd keep the one you like best- it's supposed to be the pea comb that influences egg color, not their leg color. I have olive eggers with yellow legs- just because they inherited it from their welsummer dad. Also- I have splash true araucanas with yellow legs, and thier eggs are super blue. [​IMG]
  3. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2010
    Fayette county, IL
    I'd say keep the one you like the best! I wish I could see a pic of them I'd love to see how pretty they are!
  4. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    Yes. Pictures, please. You know we are all hooked on pictures.
  5. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Yes, I want to see the pictures too! I have plenty of EE roos, but will have no trouble deciding which one stays. [​IMG] I have two that seem to have some red genes, and they are not my favorite. [​IMG]
  6. peepinator

    peepinator Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    God's Country Idaho
    Okay! You got are some pics! More feedback please! Which roo will make the prettiest babies??? [​IMG]

    Big Red!





  7. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    I'm leaning toward keeping the silver roo.
  8. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    I reall like the red one. It was the first time i've seen a red EE.
  9. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    From a quote posted elsewhere by Wisconsin Anne:

    "A while back I posted about figuring out which of the cockerals would be a good flock roo. Cyngbaeld suggested putting the roo in question in with much younger chicks and a bowl of food...if the roo attacks the chicks..he's stew meat. If he eats the food but ignores the chicks..he can stick around. If he clucks over the food and shows it to the chicks..he's a KEEPER!

    I tried that with my three possible flock roos. One of them ignored the chicks and ate food. Okay..he at least gets a chance. The other two (Banded boy and floppy comb) BOTH clucked and showed the food to the chicks. woot! "

    I keep this in my documents as I will be selecting roos the end of summer for breeding and I want ones that will take care of their flock.

    Maybe this will help you choose, unless you wish to breed specific color pullets from these guys.
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I love that red roo....I would go with him. He is very unique.

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