Aggressive chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenLover603, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if this is where it belongs, but here it goes.

    My rooster (Lakenvelder) is aggressive. If I breed him with my hens and hatch out the eggs, will the chicks have the aggressive trait too? If any of you have the experience with this, please let me know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that human aggressiveness in roosters is a combination of heredity and husbandry. Human aggressive roosters most likely will produce human aggressive sons. In my experience game roosters are among the least human aggressive roosters. Why? It is a trait that was stringently culled for as a human aggressive cock would be very dangerous to humans.
     
  3. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! This has cleared things up for me.
     

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