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#1 2011-08-02 02:04:01

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Opinions on roosters please!

Ok, first to ask for assistance on selecting breeding stock! I have four ages of EO roosters. Soon the first two hatched will need to be selected from. I wish to keep one or possible two roosters from these. All comments welcome!

The first three pictures are of my oldest, hatched beginning of April so about 17 weeks old. Only the fellows with yellow legs are shown, So three to view. All three have some amount of side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/edf23ba9.png
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/147ffd2d.png
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/8f2d5ccf.png

The next picture is of three 13 week olds from Susan's pair. There were only 3 roosters, 5 pullets. All have yellow legs and I don't believe any of the girls have willow legs (separate pictures!) so these boys should not carry that gene.
Top view of the three.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/3c25b2be.png
Side view of the fellow on the Right of the above photo.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/c4821f82.png
Middle rooster.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/8cd0a5fc.png
I did not get a side view picture of the one on the left. He also has a side sprig.

Sorry for the mediocre photos, batteries were dying and it takes so much time to get good ones!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#2 2011-08-02 02:56:32

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Opinions on roosters please!

They are all gorgeous, what a choice!  Older boys, there's something about that second dude I like, though I should look at some Spanish pictures.  I am so bad at recognising type but his shape is smooth and curving, his barring neat and tidy and even, not sure if his back is too long.  It is hard, they will still change so much!   I can't remember if the wings go over the saddle or the other way around, it's in the Standard of perfection and I don't have it here.  1&3 have the wings going over and and #2's saddle goes over which I think is more correct.  Look at the SOP for any other cull/DQs for any general breed like thumbprint combs, crow heads, duck toes, general poor specimen things.  The wider the head and back the better.  Hard to tell from pics, but see who is solid, wide and parallel.  Hard to judge on juvies but at least you can compare them to each other.  #3 looks a lot like his dad, more grey on the chest and darker.  I guess all things being equal, you could weigh them too!

Second group, Susans, even tougher, my gut is the middle dude he looks the most friendly and perky-looks the most like his Grandad!  He is light which is not a bad thing after seeing the Spanish birds.  I think the right bird in first pic is the neatest barred but again, tail on the left guy is very dark, but maybe that;'s OK too? :huh: left and right dudes look exactly the same shape!  Hard to compare to middle dude due to his stance.  A lot of the above applies, looking for general DQ's, width of body and weighing. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the three.  Any of them all that you have narrowed it to really, at this early stage! 

Thanks fro sharing pics, let us know what else you find out as faults and weights!  Love the Dorkies too :love: 

I am no expert, just a newbie too really.  It may be worth showing these on WCPS as Coopslave is pretty helpful and way more experienced!

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#3 2011-08-02 04:12:45

poplar girl
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Re: Opinions on roosters please!

Ok personality wise...all three older boys are moderately friendly. None super friendly.

Of the younger three, the two with side shots are the friendliest. Wellie is the middle fellow in the above shot and side shot number two. So just from the photo you had it right Claire on the friendliness! Unless he changes drastically I am keeping him but still want honest opinions!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#4 2011-08-02 13:12:21

gubi
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Re: Opinions on roosters please!

I like Wellie the best too.  I think you should probably weigh your others at around 16 weeks to see which one is the best for growth.  It is easy to find the perfect one but trying to decide which one better then the other of less then perfect birds can be though.  I think Omega on Ace has done a write up on how he selects on ACE where he gives points for everything.  I'll have to reread it again too.


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#5 2011-08-02 22:42:01

lys
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Re: Opinions on roosters please!

This one!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/147ffd2d.png

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#6 2011-08-02 22:45:50

lys
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Re: Opinions on roosters please!

They are also beautiful these EOs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/c4821f82.png

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/8cd0a5fc.png

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