rooster chicks question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jhwalker78722, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. jhwalker78722

    jhwalker78722 New Egg

    Jul 24, 2011
    Six weeks into my second flock of seven (raccoons ate through my first flock last summer) with 3 Ameracaunas, 2 Anconas and 2 Golden Sex Links ... it looks like a have an Ameracauna rooster and an Ancona rooster, so the question - is it advisable to keep both? if not, is one breed or the other better to keep? I'm in a traditional single family neighborhood with generally accepting neighbors ...

    Back out to finish upgrading the coop fortifications ...

    thanks! Jim
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    With only 7 hens, 2 roos would worry the poor things to death. Plus they will feed off of each other and having crowing competitions, which can turn generally accepting neighbors into straight up haters. Keep them for a while and see which one has the better personality. IMO- a rooster with lots of character and personality (a nice one) is better than a gorgeous, onery boy any day. Good luck!
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    The ancona will probably me more aloof but individual characteristics may vary.
    The question is also, do you want chicks? If so do you want their offspring to lay a more whitish egg or a more greenish egg.
    Do you plan on eating the roos?
    The ancona will have less meat regardless of age.

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