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We are starting our coop build today. Just wondering what kind of rooster is the best to have?
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It depends on what you want! Do you want a big bird to protect your girls? Are you looking for one that will be docile and good around kids? What traits do you want from the chicks he will produce? Do you want purebred chicks? Would you prefer bantam to large fowl? There's really no such thing as the best breed. It will entirely depend on what you want to get out of your birds.
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

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Hi and welcome to BYC! Maybe if you think around the questions that Pyxis has raised, you may be able to begin to narrow down your choice of breed. If you ask 10 BYC members which breed is best, you'll get 10 different answers, but if you look in the breeds forum you may get an idea of the "typical" traits of common breeds and this may also help you make your decision.

 

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you are going to use the rooster for breeding, you want a calm and gentle rooster as you don't want to breed aggression into your flock. I would recommend getting a rooster from one of the breeds that has a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle such as Australorps, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Sussex, Cochins, or Brahmas. Of course there can always be an exception with any breed. If you are wanting to breed high egg production into your flock, Australorps are the best layers on this breed list. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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Michael has given your good suggestions.    Welcome to BYC, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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:welcome

 

Some good points were mentioned by the previous greeters. Just keep in mind, to prevent over-breeding injuries to the hens, a rooster needs several ladies to share the love. The recommended ratio is 1 roo to 8-10 hens.

 

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