Which Rooster should I get rid of ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by misty7850, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 dark silkie roosters. Roo Boy I hatched from egg 2 years ago.
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    they younger dark silkie I hatch from egg this year This one seems to be bearded while Roo boy is not.
    I would like some insight please
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    If these were your roosters and you had to get rid of one, which would you chose to keep and why ?

    Thanks all for your advice
     
  2. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like them both and would do everything I could to keep em both! But that wasn't your question was it? lol! I really like the bearded one the best but they are both beautiful boys. [​IMG]
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are either of them aggressive? If not I would keep the bearded cuz I like them
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    i like the beared one
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Honestly Id only keep the second one as the head feathers are lacking on the first with a large comb-both cute but #2 is my choice:)
     
  6. Yazzo

    Yazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep them both, if they get along (and roosters, contrary to popular belief, usually do). [​IMG]
     
  7. Melei

    Melei New Egg

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    I think number one looks gorgeous, he has soulful eyes. I hate the thought of either of them being chosen for the chop but no 1 had no votes at all [​IMG]
     
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2--Unless #1 is a sweethart and #2 is a demon boy--I don't show any of my birds though and I do have kids that are often in contact with my freeranging flock so I'm sure I put a higher premium on non-aggresive (to people) roos then someone who shows and doesn't need to worry about their kids getting attacked.
     
  9. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your inputs, it such a hard decision to make, sigh.. Roo boy who is 2 years old it very gentle, the bearded silkie was hatched this past spring and so far seems gentle.

    I already have the following roosters I hatched from eggs this spring, so they are up and coming into their roo's they are
    1 white silkie
    1 partridge silkie
    1 black Cochin

    I don't want to end up with more roosters than hens.. lol
     

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