which cockeral to keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fluffystuffs808, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. fluffystuffs808

    fluffystuffs808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    I orderd Silkies from ____ and wanted only 1 male but oops I got 2 (maybe 3) by mistake. I have 1 beautiful white, 1 black, and 1 partridge. I really only want 1. Can you help me decide what color to keep? I want a color that can give me a good variety of colors for chicks. I have blue, white, splash and black pullets. I am new to this and I am not sure what color to keep. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you have blue, black, and splash pullets, if you kept the black roo, you could get more blue and black, (and eventually) splash offspring.

    White is a mystery to me, because it could be dominant white or recessive white. I have no idea what you'd get with crossing the white roo, except that you'd probably get white chicks from the white pullet.

    Of course, you could always pen the whites separately from the blue/black/splashes, then keep both the black and the white roos. [​IMG]

    It seems to me that the partridge roo is the odd man out. I'd rehome him, but that's just me. I like to keep everything with it's own color variety.
     
  3. fluffystuffs808

    fluffystuffs808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks lauralou. I guess I need to find a home for the partridge. I wish I could keep them all but the crowing competion is crazy at 3a.m.!!
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, with the colors of hens that you have, I would keep the black one too.
     
  5. CDUB

    CDUB New Egg

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    Hey fluffy, where are you in Hawaii?
     
  6. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who wants to know?
    black
    lol
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Black for the colors, but I'm partial to white silkies.
     
  8. fluffystuffs808

    fluffystuffs808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Everyone! Thanks for the advice! Hey CDUB I am in Maui....[​IMG]
     

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