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Docile Rooster Breeds ?

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We have a RIR who is real mean and attacks us and is always puffed up. We will probably give him away but then we will be wanting a new roo and a couple of hens. in general which breeds have docile roosters ? I hear Welsummers are nice if so I will probably get some of them. any input on nice rooster breeds is welcome ?

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My BO roo has been a very nice boy; watchful of his girls and respectful of me. But maybe I  just got lucky with him. I'm learning that chickens are individuals, just like people.


Edited by Kansaseq - 5/24/09 at 12:23pm

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post #3 of 72

I have to watch my BO roo like a hawk.  He's nicer than my banty roo, but he has come at me a few times.  He's really good to his hens and a great protector.  That's why he's still here.  I don't trust him to turn my back on him though.

I'm beginning to think the sweet rooster is an urban myth.  smile

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post #4 of 72

Oriental gamefowl are supposed to be  gentle roosters towards people, Try talking to Fowlafoot or Prariechiken.. They have a few pictures of the cockerel (that's also the same height of their young son) with the young son playing and i think even "carrying"/holding him... probably a few more too

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post #5 of 72

The Welsummers I have had have been very docile and very easy of the hens.  I wasn't even sure it the last one was even breeding the hens since I had never witnessed it, but the eggs were fertile.  Maybe he was shy.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #6 of 72

We just got a cochin Roo and he is very sweet. I just love him!!:love. He is very nice to my kids and lets them hold him. he is also very nice to our hens and he lets them eat first. LOL. he is a true gentalmen. We also have a Blue Dutch Roo who is also very sweet. he loves human affection. He is a little hyper though, but i don't mind at all. I have also heard that Barred Rocks are pretty nice Roos. Yeah... RIR Roos are usually pretty nasty. good luck, i know you will find the Roo for you!!smile

here are a few pics..

My Cochin Roo "Boo". He is olny about 6 months we were told. We got him from a ranch yesterday. he needed a home. I could not resist.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30331_fam_pictures_503.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30331_fam_pictures_501.jpg

My ducth roo "Blue" He is 2 month old. We also got him from a ranch


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30331_fam_pictures_476.jpg


Edited by SilverStar - 5/24/09 at 12:58pm
post #7 of 72

My Welsummer roo is the only one of several breeds over the years who has ever made it this long without going to that big frying pan in the sky. He is respectful of me, in that he keeps his distance & does not attack, & he is nice to the hens.

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12 hens, 6 RIR chicks, 5 guineas, 2 dogs, 2 "official" cats, 1 blue parakeet & 1 retired-but-stays-busy husband!
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post #8 of 72

I've heard that Orps, Speckled Sussex & Cochins tend to be less aggressive.

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post #9 of 72
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Thanks for all the responses when we move I will most likely try and basically start fresh I guess, My RIR is a big nasty, and my hens are skittish and mean as well, every time I try to introduce more chickens into the flock they kill them with the exception of this last one, that I managed to save, she was pecked severely. So I will probably set up a bantam coop to go with my lucky survivor, and a pen for standards, as for the mean ones I have now. hu

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I had a standard Blue Cochin Roo "Bluester",he was wonderful...he was very watchful,a good provider for his hens and never tried to hurt me or my children...losing him was a big loss for my family & flock.

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