Are slower or faster maturing roosters better tempered?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chippysmom327, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    I have a slow maturing rooster, and a fast maturing rooster. I have to get rid of one.

    The slower maturing one is sooo sweet, and falls asleep in my arms. The faster maturing one doesn't let me hold him at all, and is already crowing. They're both 8 weeks old.

    In your experience, which type is typically a better/nicer rooster? A faster maturing, or slower maturing?

    They're bantams, and I know that these are typically more agressive.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I would keep the slower maturer. I have a cockerel that matured VERY slowly, and he has remained the sweetest and gentlest of all of my cockerels.
     
  3. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    Thanks for the opinion! I asked someone else and they said he was the meanest they ever had! But mine seems very shy and sweet. So I'll probably keep him.
     

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