- Jul 15, 2010
Ok so I have a flock of 12 BR's and 1 Ameraucana. I have 4 roos for my BR's, 8 hens for my BR's, and my Ameraucana is a roo. I was thinking about making the Ameraucana my main roo and eventually killing off the other roos. Here is my problem. The Ameraucana is the low man on the totem poll. He has no tail feathers because the other chickens (not sure if it was just the roosters or the hens too) have plucked them out. He stays on the roosting poll instead of snuggling in the nesting box with the others at night. He is very sweet but maybe too sweet? Will he get better when the other roos are gone? I have not heard him crow yet but I see knubs on his feet for spurs and I haven't found any blue or green eggs. He also doesn't mount any of the hens. Do I keep him or do I make one of the BR's my rooster so that I know that they will do their job? It would be nice to have mixed breeds but that won't happen if he doesn't do his job.