Are Red sex-link Roosters known for mean behavior?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by happyhens44, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Just wondering since Im getting rid of my terrible Barred rock roo, Meaner then EVER! and I hatched 4 red sex links, And Im for sure ones a roo. Should as soon as he gets old enough give him to my ma's friend to butcher when he gets big enough or are they known for being people/ hen friendly?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're as likely to be mean as hatchery Barred Rocks. . . . I've had a semi-mean one before, and have heard of others being mean or nice. Remember, they're bred for egg production and for the females, nothing more. [​IMG]
     
  3. Water Pixie

    Water Pixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 6 last year 1 was VERY mean, 4 just a normal type of mean, the biggest one is a good boy and the only one I kept.
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Whats your version of "very mean" and just "mean"
     
  5. Water Pixie

    Water Pixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very mean= Lunged, and attacked me more then 5 times and draw blood at lest once.
    mean= very bad to the hens and tried to attack me 1 or 2 times but a after getting flung a crossed the coop that ended that.
     
  6. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    The rooster I currently have is "very mean"

    and im guessing I dont want a sex link roo [​IMG]
     
  7. Water Pixie

    Water Pixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You may get luck the biggest one I kept is a sweetie.
     
  8. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered ALL pullets from Ideal in October. I received a Gold Sex Link that turned out to be a roo. He is GREAT with me but he is so MEAN to the girls. I cannot stress the MEAN part. He pecks and chases them. I also got a Production Red roo and he nice. I had hoped he was a she. [​IMG] I think I got the new sexer at Ideal.

    Nancy
     
  9. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Wow A rooster thats mean to his hens!!! crazy [​IMG]
     

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