Which Leghorn roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Foghorn Rock, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Foghorn Rock

    Foghorn Rock In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    I got 11 white leghorns strait run and ended up with 8 roos .Now Ive got to decide which one to keep with the 3 hens and was wondering what should I be looking for as to which one to keep.I was thinking largest body size but I like some of the others with bigger combs and then others that have better looking feathers,So which one form a breeder s view?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Which one would you want if you were the hen?
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    bigger combs i think look nice. and of course deep red color. and also make sure he is walking correctly, standing correctly, and one that is also friendly.
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Get the one that has the straightest back (not sloping downward) this is very important. And the tail is very important, the one with the most feathers that fan out and some nice long sickle feathers that form an upside down u shape.

    A nice rounded chest and a necck that is curved a little and a nice sweet rounded head. A pretty face. Round,Kind eyes. And 5 points on the comb plus the back protruding point thing. (the comb will have five points and then an additional point that goes kinda backwards.)

    Important:If any of them have a tail that they carry to the side, get rid of immediately. If any of the females carry their tail to the side get rid of them too.

    Prioritize: Combs are important. Backs and tails are important. If he doesnt have a perfectly full tail it can be overcome by breeding to females with very full tails. Try to get the straitest back possible ( not that the back is flat straight but that the back is at the same heighth from the ground at the shoulders as it is at the base of the tail. Combs should be close to perfectly straight, but get one that has the right amount of points.

    Kind of a nice curvy shape to the bird all around except the back must not slope downward, although where the back meets the tail it has a nice little rounded wide u shape going into the tail. No tails that stick up too far and over the back, just a nice rounded transition from back to tail.

    ETA:Get one as close as you can to this look.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2008
  5. Foghorn Rock

    Foghorn Rock In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    Thanks evryone.Thats what I was looking for Tiki.

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