Best quiet and tame Rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chocobroc, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    Hello all. I am thinking about adding a Rooster to my hen house. I am particularly in love with the Black Copper Maran Rooster, but I'm trying to find information on their temperament. Is there a breed that is for the most part quieter then the norm? I live outside of city limits, no restrictions on what I'm allowed to have, but I just don't want to piss off my immediate neighbors too much... hehehe. Any suggestions?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If I had your particular collection I would definitely get a black Australorp. Had one, the only roo and one of only two chickens I've named.

    Best have a chat with those neight=bors about roos crowing. If you were my neighbor I'd welcome it; I love the sound of crowing, and no, it never wakes me up.
  3. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2010
    Conifer, Colorado
    My black cochin roo is quieter then my hens. LOL
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I think the OP was asking about Marans, not random breed suggestions. [​IMG]

    Yes, I actually have found Black Coppers to be the most "laid back" breed of all I've had experience with. They don't crow very much, they usually just sort of hang out and watch the scenery go by, honestly. As for friendliness - I've got a cockerel in particular who will allow ANYONE to pick him up, pet him, feed him by hand, - whatever. He won't object to it one bit, and will in fact come by call. [​IMG]

    Towards hens they're pretty good too, and towards people in general, in concerns to aggressive behaviors, the worst cockerel I've ever known was one who was skittish. Otherwise, never met an aggressive one. Their huge size also adds on to the majestic but "pet rooster" factor. [​IMG]

    Also, even if you do have one who's a little noisy about crowing - Their crows are much deeper pitched, which is actually much easier on the ears. Even our smaller Araucanas and Ameraucanas have a louder crow, because it's got a higher pitch.
  5. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    Thanks Illia... that's exactly the info I was looking for. You've sold me on the Black Copper Morans Rooster!!!
  6. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    My blue Marans roo is very laid back.. I would say docile, a deep crow. (He does crow alot because he is #2 and stays by the coop while the Ameracauna Roo takes the hens out for "road trips") His crow is deep and he is as sweet as pie and compliant. All the Marans boys I have known have been this way. Just easy going.

  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Best quiet and tame Rooster?
    The one locked in the freezer [​IMG]

    My blue copper marans are way rowdier than the black coppers.
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:My Delawares are the sweetest natured birds ever. As far as noise, I don't think my Delawares are very loud, though my Marans are not loud either. I like both breeds, but if you are looking for a pet, my suggestion would absolutely be the Delaware. I have many breeds and they are the friendliest, by far.
  9. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Albion, California
    Quote:Agree about their disposition, very sweet and our Delaware roo is quite the gentleman and very good at looking out for this flock. His one drawback tho.... crowing his fool head off between 3:30AM and 6AM!!
  10. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    talk to youre neigbors mine which only 1 in earshot rents property from us and i told him i was getting chickens and alot of roosters i didnt rly care about his response was getting them no matter what but he said he enjoys the sound of roosters (good thing i have i think 16)

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