RIR Roo VS Buff Orpington Roo

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mountainpridefarm, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mountainpridefarm

    mountainpridefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got two free roosters from an ad on craigslist. Two really nice 6 month old guys - no spurs yet. They were from McMurray but they are HUGE! Anyway I am debating on which one will go in the freezer and which one will stay with the girls. Eggs, are great but meat is equally as great. 50/50. The RIR is really well muscled and believe it or not is much friendlier. The orpington looks huge but he is really fluffy. I have production reds so I am not sure which will be better to go with them

    ALSO --- They are about twice the size of my hens and they are REALLY mean to them. Just brought them home tonight so the coop is dark. Wondering what I will wake up to....will they kill my girls?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure we're in the right section for this, but i don't think i would've recommended throwing them in with the girls without a quarantine period and then an introduction period - so that no one gets killed the first night together.

    I hope everyone turns out o.k.

    I haven't eaten b.o.s yet, but i have eaten rir. Very good, but i would hurry and butcher him. I think he's probably going to have to be soup for you. But he'll be good soup.
     
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    i love orpington KILL THE RED.
     
  4. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Love Red, Kill The Orpington!
     
  5. mountainpridefarm

    mountainpridefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am asking about meat qualities??
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am asking about meat qualities??

    Yes i know.

    I meant that my comments about quarantining, etc., might not be in the right section. I wasn't saying that your question was in the wrong section.

    Sorry to be confusing. [​IMG]
     
  7. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    ok do this kill the red if u like it then buy more reds remember it was a red stick to what u like and if u din't like it at least u know u don't like chicken spare the orpington u r already in lovewith him anyway [​IMG]
     
  8. mountainpridefarm

    mountainpridefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The orpington is the meaner one!!
     
  9. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    then is a no brainer who would you trust on caring for ur hens the mean one or the wimp
     
  10. mountainpridefarm

    mountainpridefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the orpington is mean to me not really the hens. I care more about which one will make better DP crosses.
     

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