I have a 8 silkies, 3 that I hatched out (4 originally but sold one) from shipped eggs and 5 that I bought from another BCYer. Of the 4 that I hatched out, all 4 turned out to be roos. From the 5 I bought both blue are roos and one of the 3 blacks are roos. That is WAY to many roos 6 silkie roos and one FBCM roo. I have 29 hens/pullets so that you know the hen/roo ratio. I need to decide which roos to keep and would like your opinions on the 3 older ones. I am waiting to decide on the younger ones once they grow out. **Click on thumbnails to view larger pics. This is the main roo. He is a good flock protector but has started going after us, he has received an education or two and doesnt bother my son or myself anymore but still bothers my daughter (she runs from him). I dont like that behavior but his is great with the girls. He does like to chase the least dominate roo and pull out his feathers. What color is he? Would he be considered partridge? If he is kept, what color would you breed him to? He came from a BBS pen. **click on image to see larger picture Below is the least dominate roo he was watching a bug. His tail is crocked for some reason, it was never noticed as a chick but once he matured it became noticeable. Is he partridge? He is darker than the dominate roo and has never crowed The white in the background is the middle roo, he also has developed a crocked tail and chases after the least dominate roo. This one crows ALL THE TIME. These arent good pictures of the white, my camera battery died. You can see the crocked tail in this picture, he is the silkie in the front. Of these three, would you keep any? Goals: my kids want to start showing chickens but I am not sure any of these three are show worthy. I have a little black pullet growing out now that I think may do well. I would like to begin raising my own silkies.