which roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slackwater, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

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    I have three SCM cockerals...one of them will have the priviledge of joining the flock and eventually fathering olive-eggers. None of them have any particular character flaws, all have feathered legs. Recommendations on who stays and who goes to freezer camp?

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    Thanks!
     
  2. the one by the feeder in the image
     
  3. Dominickers

    Dominickers Hatching

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    I'm no expert, but I would go with one in the last picture. Of course, it may just be a lighting issue with the camera, but the last one appears to have the richest colors in his face and good feathering. I see the coloring as a sign of overall health, but I could be totally wrong. There you go, my 2 cents.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Personally, I would choose according to temperament. Who's the nicest?
     
  5. slackwater

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    I can honestly say that none of them stand out as far as personality is concerned. The one in the last picture is perhaps the most...active? The other two tend to "cuddle" together in the corner of the pen. I had to get them up to take their pics individually. None have shown any sign of aggression.
     
  6. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    I don't know.....but I LOVE your BLRWs!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. slackwater

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    LOL - they're not supposed to be the focus of the photos [​IMG]
     
  8. Ms~Silkie~Girl

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    I would say the ones in the first or second pictures should go to freezer camp. I think the last one looks very healthy and i think he has the most looks. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lbrad7

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    I like roo number 3 as your keeper.
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    #2 is the only one with a five point comb. I would be feeling their breast muscle and see which is the heaviest, meatiest bird. Even if you don't want to eat them, someone else somewhere will.

    Edit to add, you don't have to narrow it down to just one, right now. Sometimes it is easiest to choose the worst one, and remove him from the flock, and then you can compare just the two. I would unload the scrawniest one first.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010

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