angry rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jprice2ndlt, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a barred rock rooster and he is very aggresive. I was wondering if i use him as a breeding rooster will the other chicks get the mean gene or is it just him?
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most recommend not to breed agressive roos. I would tend to agree...as they always say, there are WAY too many nice roos out there to tolerate any but the most gentlemanly of roos.

    As for genetic behavior, it is possible that the parent behavior will affect behavior of offspring though wether the behavior is imprinted on them from exposure to the parents, or due to genetic makeup is a bit up in the air.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In gamefowl human aggressiveness has been stringently culled against. As a result most families have no human aggressive tendencies. All traits can be selected for or against.
     
  4. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    temperment is highly inheritable, in animals and in humans, so I would not breed him.
     

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