Should i keep this rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andrew6d9, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Songster

    i have a buff orpington rooster with 3 others. i only am keeping two and i was wondering if i should keep one that has 5 points on its comb but it is like a little twisted in the front or get rid of it and keep 2 others that have about 8 or 9 points on their comb?
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Are you new to this? If so, than look at type first, not comb.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  3. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Songster

    what are you talking about?
  4. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Songster

  5. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    I believe PepsNick was advising you to choose the roo with the best body type for the breed first. Combs can be improved later on (unless the comb has sidesprigs). Body type is more important and you should choose to keep the roosters that are closest to the breed standard.
  6. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Songster

    oh okay but they have similar body types so i wanted to know which one i should keep?
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    Can you post some pictures of the different roos you are going back and forth on. That way someone might be able to help you with which one has better body type?

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