Which Silkie Rooster to keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have two Silkie roosters and want to keep one of them. I'm thinking the one on the left is the keeper. Do you agree?

    I'm bring in a new line and will keep a roo or two from it as well.

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  2. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to decide the same thing but with 5 boys. Good luck deciding.
     
  3. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I really like them both! Assuming their feet are the same quality since I can not see them, I think I would keep the one one the left also. He seems to be not so tall and his wings look a tad tighter (may just be the other one is more bothered by the heat though). Nice dilemma to have! They are both really nice![​IMG]
     
  4. jd08

    jd08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree they both look good, but id keep the one on the left he looks more typey!!!
     
  5. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    before making a decision I would like to see a picture of the one on the right standing with it's side fully to the camera. I can't tell for sure in this picture, but it looks like it has a better cushion. Cute boys.
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll see what I can do. [​IMG]

    By the way, the one on the right's beard is messy from eating cantaloupe.
     
  7. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, got more pics today.

    This is #1, the one on the left in the first post:

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    And here is #2:

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  8. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    I like #1 better from what I can see, but that said, I think I'd keep both. The "what ifs" always get to me. What if the one is sterile or not a good breeder? What if one dies? All things considered, if they are both equal in the areas we can't see, ie toes, skin, and you can only keep one; I'd go with the first one. Just my new to Silkie opinion!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are the same age, I'd go with #1. Better wings and shorter back IMO.
     
  10. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would keep both, but I have lots of chicks that I have high hopes for, and I am hatching even MORE chicks from a good breeder, so hopefully I will have another nice male to add to the stable.
     

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