I have a gorgeous Black Copper Marans rooster. He is absolutely perfect! Has all the qualities every one seems to seek and desire in a show quality BCM. The only problem is he is really mean. He loves my husband and doesn't attack him, but he will attack the rest of us. Yesterday they got water, but did not get fed till late because the food container was on the other side of the coop and once the water was put in he would not go back upstairs. We had to wait for my husband to get home to feed them. Now he is wonderful with his hens and we even have another rooster in there with them and he is so sweet with him too. It's just humans (with the exception of my husband) that he hates.
Now I am new to breeding in the sense that I have never had to cull anyone. I have always been fortunate enough to end up with great birds (great in looks, egg colors, temperaments, etc...) and have only really culled to get new lines in. This is the first time I am culling for temperament. He is only a little over 4 months old and his sisters have already started laying gorgeous eggs. So should I breed him first or is it a bad idea to breed a mean rooster (even if he is perfect in every other way)? I am really confused right now and only you guys will understand how sad I am. I really love him. Love to just sit and watch him. Just wish he wasn't so darn mean.
***Editing to state he "seems" perfect in every way to me. I have never shown my birds. I have only sold eggs for consumption. I do like having beautiful birds and am very careful to breed and buy birds that I read are the qualities people are seeking, but in no way shape or form does that make me an expert in breeding. Just wanted to clear that up so there is no misunderstandings. I am still fairly new to breeding, but having so much fun with it.
Edited by jlgoinggreen - 8/11/11 at 7:19am