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On Monday the 30th of May I am going to pick out a year old Buff Orpington rooster for my girlies!  I am getting him for five dollars th and the owner is a breeder that I personally know.  Can't wait!  What are some good things to look for in a Buff Orpington rooster?  He'll be living in the coop with five BO girls that are only about four months at the moment, my Red Sex Link hen that's coming up on about a year and a month old, and my Red Cochin rooster that is about 23months old.  Anything I should know about? How well do Buff Orpington roosters get along with other roosters? What should I expect, a kind, docile rooster, or a peice of work? I will be using him mainly for breeding, so is there something else I should look for?
Thanks!

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You may want to divide your run as the roos are territorial and may want to establish pecking order or alpha order.

Even the nicest roos can still be roos and it is normal behavior to protect their girls from other roos.

Caroline

A Californian transplant living in the Southeast....Wondering how the heck did I end up here.  Married to Andy, Mom to two great kids and Keeper of Cats, Dogs and3 roosters. and 11 biddies.

 Photo is of my grandmother in Washington State when she was three years old. Very early 1900's

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A Californian transplant living in the Southeast....Wondering how the heck did I end up here.  Married to Andy, Mom to two great kids and Keeper of Cats, Dogs and3 roosters. and 11 biddies.

 Photo is of my grandmother in Washington State when she was three years old. Very early 1900's

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I don't put two different breeds of roosters in a pen with that few a hens.  It would be trouble around here!!  They will fight over mating in my opinion.

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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I have to keep my BO roo away from my other roo. My boy is a year and a half old and the word "docile" would never be used to describe him. We have reached a point where he is no longer "demonic" but he is definately not a lap chicken.

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Okay, thanks for the advice and I'll see what I can do about my other rooster!  I'm also hoping to get more Buff Orp hens as soon as I can.

My Savior is alive and he cannot be destroyed.  He is the way, the truth, and the life and there is no way to Heaven besides through Him.  He is the ONLY way.  If you do not have him you have nothing.  The first and greatest commandment is love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
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