Which Roo Would You Keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by drdoolittle, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    So, I have a guy coming tomorrow afternoon to buy my 2 ND wethers, and all my extra roos and 4 pullets. I am selling one of my silkie roos, and can't decide which to keep. There are 2 choices.

    First up, The Gestapo


    Second is Confetti


    Pros and Cons:
    The Gestapo:
    Pros: He defends the flock very well.
    When he "attacks" it's very amusing.
    Kind of a unique personality.
    Lives up to his name.
    Cons: He comes after me w/o provocation.
    Comb not up to breed standard.
    Coloring a little off
    Lives up to his name.

    Pros: Very sweet attitude.
    Calls the girls to eat.
    Perfect comb.
    Pretty coloring.
    Cons: Not so much personality-wise.
    Hubby and 16-yr.-old son prefer The Gestapo.
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    What is more important? Breed standard or personality?

    Something to think about - your 'sweeter' roo might only be so because he lives w/ a dominant roo.
  3. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I can't help it----I must keep The Gestapo! I am not breeding for "Show Quality", so I have to go for personality. I also realised yesterday that one of my SGs, Charlotte, is really a "Charlie". Dang it! So, after the guy comes out, I'll have 1 silkie roo, 1 turken roo, 1 EE Cross roo, 1 Polish roo and 2 SG roos. I also have a BR roo, but he is crippled and not agressive at all. Really, none of my roos are agressive (except The Gestapo)----I just don't want torn up hens!

    The ones the guy is taking: 1 silkie, 1 turken, 3 ee cross-------thinking about giving him one of the SGs too.
  4. christineavatar

    christineavatar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    Bolinas, CA
    It looks like you've made up your mind.

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