best rooster breed?

mjlabs

In the Brooder
8 Years
Dec 30, 2011
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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.

Thanks!
 

SouthernBYChickens

Chirping
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Dec 7, 2011
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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.
 

willowbranchfarm

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Oct 3, 2011
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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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Duramaxgirl

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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.
 

mjlabs

In the Brooder
8 Years
Dec 30, 2011
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West Central Illinois
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.
 

Mahonri

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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.
My thoughts exactly...
 

Arielle

Crowing
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Feb 19, 2011
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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.
 

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