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I’ve got 4 roosters ready to go to a new home – approx 11-12 weeks old.
– A beautiful pure blue Australorp from Bandicoot Valley’s chickens
– A pure silver-laced Wyandotte from Bandicoot Valley’s chickens
– A cross-breed hand-reared boy (Chicken Little) who is black/white striped – looks like a Plymouth Rock
– A cross-breed tall brown/black boy
These roos were raised from fertile eggs under my hens. I am confident that the blue Australorp and SLW are pure. Make me an offer if you’re interested 🙂
I’ve found homes for the SLW & Blue Australorp now :tup: Might have to fatten up the cross-breeds for the pot, although I don’t think we could handle the noise and the ‘deed’ if we did keep them on…
It seems to me that the excess roo’s are a really big ‘downer’ to raising chickens Bel. Some of them are so beautiful and some are so friendly and so few get used as the ‘gentleman roo’ in a new harem. 🙁
If only it was possible to distinguish male chicken eggs from female chicken eggs before the darn things hatch. :shrug:
That would seem to me to be a far more sensible and humane way to deal with the issue. It seems Mother Nature doesn’t always know best, from my limited perspective anyway. :S
I agree with you Bobbee. It’s one of the down-sides to raising ‘normal’ chickens that go broody every season. I have a SLW whose chicks are only about 11 weeks old and it looks like she’s keen to sit again!! We have been extremely lucky this chick raising season – 9 hens and 4 roos so far. The 2 roos I just sold will be going to a lovely farm in Victor Harbor and will not be for the pot, which is nice. Not sure what’ll happen to the remaining roos…
My buyer for the SLW and blue Australorp roos fell through 🙁 Does anyone want them – all 4 still available (includes 2 x cross-breeds as well).