Australorp Rooster, Docile? Friendly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ashleyrae211, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love my Australorp Hen, Thinking about getting a rooster for her. Does anyone know if the roosters are as friendly as the hens?
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters are generally the same freindliness of the hen of the same breed, they just may be more agressive/protective, or, unless they are more agressive/protective. But I've heard Austrolopes are good roosters! Good luck!
     
  3. RaleighRooster

    RaleighRooster New Egg

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    We've had 3 Australorp roosters - the first one was friendly as could be until he and his flock got attacked by a fox. After that he was mean and we had to get rid of him.
    The two Australorp roosters we have now are completely friendly as well - they'll let you pick them up, they eat from your hand, etc.
     

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