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Which Sumatra roo should I keep?! (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by senrabruk, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. senrabruk

    senrabruk Out Of The Brooder

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    like everyone else I ended up with two Roos and only need one [​IMG]
    I am going to do some showing and hopefuly raise a some chickies!
    they both are sweet to me and the girls. the are still young they are about 15-16weeks old.
    these are my first sumatras sooo I don't really know what to look for.
    which would you keep????
    or should I wait till they are older?
    thanks soo much for the help!

    Roo#1
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    he has very yellow feet #2 has more of a pink tint is that ok?
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    Roo#2
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    And here they are together
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    for the very last pic, the one on the left looks better. but im no expert...
     
  3. Henferno

    Henferno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo #1 is a winner. Yellow feet are better than pink, dark eyes are better than copper, straight tail carriage is far more desirable in Sumatras, with the chests carried high (#2 looks slouchy)... #2 has better green sheen, but that's about it.
    In my experience, though, for some reason the ones that look like Roo #2 often have more spurs... it depends what you're breeding for, but I'd go with #1 for most projects, especially showing.

    They're both cute, though. [​IMG]
     
  4. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Roo 1# I agree with Henferno
     
  5. senrabruk

    senrabruk Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thanks!
    I guess that #2 is the one to go.
     
  6. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd wait a while, if you can. My 2 roos were hard to tell apart body-wise at 15-16 weeks. Now at 21 they are very easy to distinguish. but yes, yellow feet is better.
     

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