best rooster breed?

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  1. mjlabs

    mjlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    if you were ordering one rooster for your flock what breed would you buy based on temperment, hardiness, etc? (Im only interested in standard/production breeds) Would like to hear others opinions.

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  2. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of the best-looking rooster breeds I've ever seen is in the Wyandotte family. It was a Silver-Laced. It quickly caught my attention at our primary school's fall festival. They had a "farm" section and someone had brought in a SLW rooster and hen for the kids to look at. It seemed to be very docile for a rooster. I can't speak for it's hardiness though.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I like my black australorp rooster Jet, he is very very sweet and is nicer then the hens.( only because I hold him a lot and give a lot of treats.)
     
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  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If from a hatchery I would order a buff orpington. I've had a cuckoo marans from mcmurray. He was a good rooster and great with the hens. He decided to try and spur me in the back one day and that night he was dinner. He was such a pretty bird. My sister has had hatchery wyandottes and new hampshires. So far her nicest mannered roosters have been the buff orpingtons.
     
  5. mjlabs

    mjlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be ordering from an online hatchery ...... I've had my mind set on RIR, NHR, BR or BO but open to anything.....just dont want anything considered a 'rare' or 'fancy' breed....right now only planning on 1 roo for a flock of around 15-20. considered getting two but I dont know if i'd run unto problems with two roos or not.
     
  6. mjlabs

    mjlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    for roos I ordered a buff orpington and a new hampshire red.....we'll see what happens...
     
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My thoughts exactly...
     
  8. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a rooster we ordered a Dark Brahma. His name is Barack O'Brahma". He is the sweetest thing so far and likes to watch "Little House on the Prairie" with my daughter.
     
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  9. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Ordering 2-3 roosters for your flock size is a good idea; the boys who grow up together seem to have a better working relationship. THe BO is likely to be submissive as they have such an easy going temperament. Good choice in roosters.
     
  10. Alejandro

    Alejandro New Egg

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    the best rooster
     

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