Best tempered Roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pawtraitart, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

    May 30, 2007
    Are there any standard breed roos which stand out as being more evenly tempered than others? I have plenty of room for another roo and would like to pick one that won't attack people. My husband will put any meanies into the pot!
  2. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    Don't get a plymouth rock! Mine go so bad he almost pecked my 85lb dogs eye out & wouldn't let my kids in the yard. He was a free range bird. The only other roo I've had was a silkie. Good Luck.
  3. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Northern Calif
    MARANS! I just sold the last of my marans and I do miss my roo [​IMG] Ive never had any of the marans turn mean. They are big boys, that look like they could really be nasty, but they are the biggest sweethearts.
    Also Buff orpingtons roos are real nice and docile too [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's funny, my Plymouth Rocks are big babies! One I bought when he was 10 months old and was penned up with a turkey and fairly unsocialized and one I hatched five months ago from a friend's eggs are both the sweetest tempered, most lovable roosters you could ask for. All my Barred Rock cockerels have been very lovable.
    I also have a Blue Orpington cockerel who is five months old, weighs over 8 lbs, and is very sweet. Good thing, too, since he could really do some damage with his mass if he was ill-tempered.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2007
  5. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    WoW I wish I had your luck. I would try Roos again if I could have your luck. Is there a way to tell a sweet Roo Baby from a monster?
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My bantam cochin roo is a little turd, but my Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is a sweetie.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You know, the only way really is to buy one that has proven he's at least starting out as an easygoing fella, like my Maverick is. Hard to know when they're babies.
  8. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    I've heard that sumatras are calm roosters. I've even read about them breaking up fights.
  9. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Well we've had five roosters that I can say have never been a problem; our White Leghorn roo, our Barred Cochin roo, our Araucauna/Frizzle Cochin mix and White Leghorn/Araucauana mix roosters, and our Brown Leghorn roo (the Brown Leghorn was very timid). We've had White Leghorns before, too, and they have always been easy going. I think you do better with bigger breeds, but I also think it depends on the individual. .
  10. chickonaroost

    chickonaroost In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I have a big speckled sussex roo that is meaner than a snake. He chases and spurs my boys relentlessly. They have resorted to carrying sticks with them. I read a great article online last week that talked about alpha roosters and dominence. Long story short, it is important to show your rooster who is boss by providing food for the hens ( and not letting the roo at it right away), not backing down from your roo when he puffs up, and NEVER running away. In other words, be the alpha rooster. I had my 13 yr old read the article and he has tried a few of the techniques. It has helped. Now if I could only get my 8 yr old to believe it all!

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