Australorp Rooster or Barred Rock Rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredBuff, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its chick ordering time and I am going to order 12 Australorp Hens and 12 Barred Rock Hens and one rooster due to the fact that I have a young rooster down in the coop, so the ultimate question is a Barred Rock Rooster or Australorp Rooster?
     
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Im flipping a coin....



    Barred Rock!
     
  3. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you already have a BR roo? Then get an australorp and have more babies![​IMG]
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock Rooster so I want a AUSTRALORP so I can say I have had three breeds of ROOSTEYS.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I think if you get an Australorp roo, then the eggs that you hatch from the barred rock hens will be sex linked. That way you can keep your Australorps pure, and get great layers from the Australorp/barred rock crosses.
     
  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest I just like roosters and want a new variety and if we do breed we will have the best egglayers in Kentucky
     
  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Get the lorp, so your chicks can be barred rocks, sex links, and australorps. ( You will have thousands of eggs).
     

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