Question on Quality of Barred Rock Roo's and Porcelain D'uccle Roo.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cowgrl4life, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Cowgrl4life

    Cowgrl4life Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Ok so, I KNOW the barred rocks are not great quality, but I just have them for production purposes. However I do plan to breed them a bit ( again for production purposes) and would rather breed up than down, so of my four boys, who would be the best to keep around and who would be second best? I may keep two just as a backup plan. The one with the Legband is the one I was thinking of keeping, but would like to get more opinions. As for the D'uccle I have no Idea what the breed standard is... I thought they were cochins as babies and thats why I bought them. Never owned them before. Just wondering how good (or bad) his quality is. He's probably only like 12-13 weeks old so no roo feathers yet to judge.

    Roo with Legband


    Other Roo


    Other two. the one on the right, and the one in the middle. Ignore the one on the left. He's related to most of my girls. Sorry this one is pretty poor quality, they didn't want to stand still and the others kept getting in the way!


    And Lastly, The D'uccle Cockrel.

  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    as for the barred rocks I would say the one with the biggest squarest body (for production) and the crispest barring (an exhibition feature). and the d'uccle is ok but his leg feathering is lacking alot IMHO

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