Originally Posted by abbevilleoz
Have you noticed any difference in the personalities based on color? For example, some people believe there are behavior characteristics associated with black Labrador retrievers versus chocolates and yellows.
I think there are differences, but I don't know how much can be attributed to genetics vs rearing. I think undesirable tendencies can be overcome with a little love and a lot of handling. You have to start early. Once they are older, it's hard to break bad habits.
My blue brassybacks are the friendliest birds. They seek me out when they see me. They all start making sounds that remind me of the raptors from Jurassic Park.
Blacks are inquisitive and protective. I talk to mine when I go into their cage. I have a black rooster that I got as an adult that is the spawn of satan. He'd be dangerous if he was bigger.
Silver Duckwings tend to get aggressive as they get older, or go into a breeding pen.
My whites are extremely docile, like they're above all the chicken nonsense.
I think any bird can be great if you start early, show them some love, tell them how handsome they are and provide positive reinforcement. Mine love it when I straighten all their feathers for them. Really calms them like a drug.