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To those who dub their roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cuban Longtails, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    NOTE: Please don't post if this topic disturbs you.

    At what age is appropriate for the best results when dubbing roosters? How old is too old for dubbing? The birds to be dubbed are bantam OEG and bantam OEG mixes with single combs.
     
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  3. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You dub them when they turn one year old. I've heard you do not want to dub them past 2 years old. I've dubbed an OEG before, he was a little golden duckwing that I had. Good luck!

    -Sarah
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

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    What is the purpose of dubbing?
     
  5. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, in show, it's a necessity to show an OEG cock. They can be shown as a cockerel w/out a dubbed comb, but once they hit 1yo, they must have a dubbed comb to be shown. It's from when the breed originated, they had issues w/ frostbite, as well as when they were used for fighting.
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

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    Oh, so it's sort of like docking dog's tails, etc. for breed specifications. If a breed was used for a certain thing, their ears/tails/coat could be altered so avoid injury or to enhance performance.

    Makes sense for chickens with large combs that are prone to frostbite...
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Thanks for the info everyone! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking into getting Moderns and was told they do it by 8 months old.
     
  9. crimsontide

    crimsontide Out Of The Brooder

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    wondering the same thing... can u do it before the one year mark...
     
  10. KaneMoa

    KaneMoa Out Of The Brooder

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    I dub em from around 10 months to a 1 1/2 years old. Depends on the bird. Too late and the comb gets very meaty and its harder on the bird. After it gets all its feathers and just after spurs start is about the right time for me. Some people do it earlier than later. Bleeds less and is thus easier on your chicken.
     
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