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Please help me decide which BLRW Roo to keep!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sunshyn225, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. sunshyn225

    sunshyn225 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    I plan on keeping one of these roosters and possibly showing it in the future so please keep that in mind when picking your favorite. I'm new to chickens so I'm still learning on what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to breed standard. Do I need to wait a couple more weeks for more color to come in or? I have these 6 guys and 2 hens in one pen and while the hens aren't being harrassed yet, I'm sure that's not far in the future! Any and all comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    1. Pink

    2. Brown (on left!)

    3. Orange

    4. Light Blue

    5. Dark Blue

    6. Green

  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Songster

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nova Scotia
    I don't know much about BLRW but I like green and brown the best, the lacing seems the be the best out of the group. But they still look young so you really can't say anything for sure until they are mature
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    what i do is sell 3 and raise other 3 up deside witch u like best keep those three
  4. sunshyn225

    sunshyn225 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    Alicia - Thanks for your opinion! Green caught my eye as well. [​IMG]

    chickendales - Thanks! That's a GREAT idea!
  5. t_4_turtle

    t_4_turtle Chirping

    Apr 19, 2011
    I vote pink! [​IMG] I want a BLRW hen soooooo bad! Its so hard to find them around here! [​IMG]
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    They are so young. They will continue to grow until they are around 18 mos.

    When I culled at that age, I was looking for obvious things, like very brassy gold instead of a nice rich red, look at their combs, leg color, and lacing. If they are all equal in that, wait for as long as you can.
  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I like the green tag the best.

  8. TheSheriffswife

    TheSheriffswife Chirping

    Jan 13, 2011
    Baldwinsville NY
    Quote:Just curious..How old are these guys?
  9. Ragdollcatlady

    Ragdollcatlady Chirping

    Feb 14, 2011
    Pink, brown and light blue look like they have the darkest red coloring (less orange) and the light blue and pink look like they have darker hackles. Like someone suggested above, I'd pick out the 3 best and wait a little longer. I personally always consider a sweet temperament very important too. I hate working with mean roos so they don't live long at our place.
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    My guess on their age is between 8 and 10 weeks.

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