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Baby Bantie Roo: quiet and gentle breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickpuffs, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. chickpuffs

    chickpuffs In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2010
    I'm thinking about ordering a baby roo come springtime as a companion to my bantam girls.[​IMG] One is a docile, affectionate Cochin, and the other is a sweet, shy American Game hen. He must be quiet (to preserve neighborly relations) and gentle. They will be 2 years old in May.
    Is there a bantam breed that fits this description?
    Thank you![​IMG]

  2. Caseman

    Caseman Songster

    Sep 22, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    I raise OEG Bantams and you can make pets out of them.. I have 5 rooster and when I feed them will let me put my hands on them.. OEG are hardy and comes in different colors..I like them better than any others.. check them out here [​IMG] http://www.bantychicken.com/OEGBCA/varitiemain.html
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I love having roos, for several reasons -- but roos crow. If anyone ever develops a crowless roo, there will be a huge scramble for them, and some breeder will retire rich pretty quick like!

    Are you sure your neighbors would mind? I wouldn't have, at any point in my life, whether I had chickens or not! Some of us nuts like the sound.
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I have a silkie roo that I have only heard crow once. and it was not very loud. he probably crows but I dont hear him. He is very gentle I can hold him no problem and he is good with his girls. I also have an EE roo with the big girls that free range. He does crow some but we are in the middle of nowhere and he seldome comes by the house.
  5. dorthal

    dorthal In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    North Alabama
    I think the Cochins are more docile. I have a silkie Roo, he is the meanest little thing I ever stepped in the pen with. Have more silkies, praying they are more docile if Roos. I have read other accounts of mean silkie roos. However, I love silkies and showgirls!! They are too small to do me damage.
  6. heartCHICKENS

    heartCHICKENS Hatching

    Feb 25, 2017
    Okay, I don't know if this is the right place to post this but here I go. I've been looking into getting a flock of mixed birds, both standard and bantam size. I would love to get a rooster but it would have to be quiet and gentle, because I have little brothers and my dad works at home sometimes, so it would have to not upset him with the noise. Does anybody know of a quiet gentle rooster? It could be any fancy or Regular Show dual-purpose, whatever. But it would have to be pretty looking, have a nice temperament, gentle gentle gentle, be able to protect his girls, and quiet. Please help![​IMG]
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

    Sep 25, 2015
    There are roosters who are quieter then others,but that just depends on the rooster,you do not need a rooster if your neighbors do not like wnat crowing.

    There are no crow collars they make the crow softer,less louder.

    I actually have a Cochin cockerel right now,and they are not shy.He doe snot like beng touched.This is just bantams for you.Roosters are so cocky but small.I doubt you will find one super calm and quite.

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