angry rooster

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

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Hodges, S.C.
    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 Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    most recommend not to breed agressive roos. I would tend to 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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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. temperment is highly inheritable, in animals and in humans, so I would not breed him.

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