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Which breed makes a better rooster?

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Thread Starter 
Help! I am getting a rooster for the first time to help protect and alert my girls to predators. Since this is my first experience with having a rooster, I'm wanting to get one with the best chances of being docile with me. I have the opportunity to get either a Barnevelder or Jersey Giant and I've heard good things about both! What are some opinions out there? I will get him as a day old chick and hand raise him.
post #2 of 5

I have a thread that has at least 5 suggested Rooster breeds,you could check it out if ya want.It also is provided with info.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
post #4 of 5

The thread is called everything you need to know about roosters.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Between the jersey giant and the Barnevelder, I have had a lot of people tell me how wonderful the jersey's are as roosters and was leaning that way, just because I thought the size would be bonus. Now, I'm wondering if the size would be a problem with my hens, however. I have an assorted group of hens, with the barred rocks, oprpingtons, and delawares being the largest.
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