BLRW rooster???? HOT weather and a behavior question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carousel, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, if this is the wrong place please move my post along.
    I'm raising some chicks for 4 households.
    some are already in the homes, a few are extras etc.
    My one friend found out she can have a rooster!
    she will have 9 hens plus the "Mr."

    so here is my 2 part question.
    CURRENTLY we have some BLRW cockerels from McMurray.

    My concern is how they will a BLRW rooster do in the heat? her heat range is 115-20 degrees. (in southern CA)

    2nd is if they will be okay in the heat how do people "pick" which one to keep, (and I'm talking about personality/temperament) I think I have at least 3 to choose from.

    If this is NOT a good breed given Rooster chores of guarding and being alert etc... for high heat? I will see about doing some trading localy for a different breed.

    thanks
    CS
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  2. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it is okay to bump this.
    thanks,
    CS
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not sure my GLW is very alert and hardy but has not been tried with our baltimore summer yet. Hope you find your answer soon I know carribrown has BLRW in cali. May be you should email or PM her.

    Good Luck,
    Henry
     

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