Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brooster, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    What is the best tempermented rooster? Not one that you had that was nice, but ones thay you have always had thet have always been nice. Dont jump on you. Wont chase anyone unless they are harming them. Wont mind other roosters, especially bantys. What do ya think? BTW i already had a Buff Orpington Roo and just got rid of him.
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Bump [​IMG]
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I have areally sweet rir roos, named refus,

    all of my rir's are sweet and temprament is really nice and they like never go broody.
  4. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I always heard the cocks were agressive. [​IMG]
  5. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    I only have one and he's my first so I know this isn't the advice you are ultimately seeking, Silkie Serama Bantam is 2 1/2 yr. old and he is actually sweeter than my 3 girls! He isn't even overly aggressive towards the 2 girls he doesn't claim, so to speak. He does protect his mate, but he doesn't harm her aggressors. Maybe someone else has more experience with Serama Bantam roosters and could shed some more light.
  6. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    The only thing is, i want a big standard. How are the barred rocks, i hear they are very nice, what do you think? Come on everybody, i need suggestions!
  7. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    I have a Brahama roo that is very nice. He doesn't fight with the other roos in the pen (6-7 of his sons from last year). He will sometimes knock one off a hen but I have never seen him fight with another roo. And he doesn't mess with me when I go into the pen. However one that nice dosen't seem to me to be a very good protector. Hawks have gotten some of his girlfriends so he must not be a good protector.
  8. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    I have always heard good things about barred rocks, and just in case you MIGHT want to hear a banty, I'm absolutely in LOVE with the mille fleur d'uccle's temperment! He is sooooooo sweet! [​IMG]
  9. Ma

    Ma Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Camanche, Iowa
    Standard Buff Orpington.

    Sweet tempered, quite large, good with his girls.

    I love mine, I also RESPECT mine. He was hand raised and "cuddled" from day 1. This is the key, IMHO, to raising roos. Then its 50/50. Either he will be a nice guy, or he won't.

    Its genes, handling, and luck of the draw.

    In any case, I recommend the BO. They are by nature a more docile breed. Oh, and gorgeous too. With a real deep old fashioned "barnyard" crow.

    Just my humble 2 cents.[​IMG]
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    where is speckled hen? She has a barred rock roo. Even though my buff orp roos are small they are sweet and friendly. I ahve to see how they are when they are older though

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