Which roo would you keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MeatKing, May 26, 2010.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I realize that each roo is different. I ordered 15 chicks sexed. So far two are roo's for sure. A barred Rock and a buff orphington.
    The other female's are barred rock, white rocks, partridge rock, austrolorp's and 1 buff orphington. What do you think would be best personality plus what are the best mixes..

    Thank-you all in advance
     
  2. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really can't speak to the personality of the roos per se (my roos are Welsummers), but my BR hens are my favorites for personality.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would let them grow and pic the handsomest rooster. Both breeds are awesome! I love a barred rock, but I love the soft feathers and the fluffiness of the orphingtons.
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i'd go with the orphington- my first roo was a BR and a mean guy, all my orphingtons are sweet and not aggressive- course it depends on their personality too, and once they start paying attention to the ladies
     
  5. shawnm2639

    shawnm2639 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my BR roos have been mean ol fellers...I would try the BO if I had the chance
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, go for the BO roo!
     
  7. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let me tell you that you we have a BR roo for sure and what i think is maybe a BO roo (hasn't begun to crow yet). the BR guy is mean as fire, runs from you like crazy, and generally goes ape when you get close to him. if you reach into the coop to get one of the ladies, he'll peck the fire out of you if you get close to him. the BO that i think is a roo will sit in my lap and eat cottage cheese, yogurt, bread, etc. if we keep one of them, i know which one it will be, and i think you can tell from my description here.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'll want to keep the BO.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd keep the BO. My BR was mean.
     
  10. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is not making me feel so great about my keeping my br roo, i can tell you...maybe he'll be the exception [​IMG]
     

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