Can someone recommend a rooster breed ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoeOxfordCT, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I picked up 10...now 9 RIR chicks and now I'm kinda of wishing for a rooster.....I've had roosters in the past but they've been a little too agressive with my (now older) children. [​IMG]

    I've heard some blanket statements regarding RIR roo's being mean but on the flipside are there any breeds whose roo's are a little less agressive ???? I realize generalizations can be a little dangerous but......

    Bonus points for pretty ones too...[​IMG]
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I only let Barred Rocks in the pens with my girls.
     
  3. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a a Standard Cochin roo. I asked about them and so far I have heard they are sweet.

    They are big once fully grown, mine is a blue one......
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I have only gentle roosters here, don't know if it is a fluke or what? But I have cochins, light brahma(he is the alpha roo and teaches the younger roos, love to watch him break up a fuss between hens or roos)a Cuckoo Maran, and a Dominique. All will eat out of my hand and have never even tried to spur me. I would have them in a pot if they did. ha I can only tell you about the breeds that I have and have experienced here.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It really is an individual thing, in the end, but my Barred Rock, my Blue Orpington and my true Ameraucana are all very sweet and even-tempered boys. Every Barred Rock boy I've ever had has been a complete sweetheart.
     
  6. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I will say this....with this batch of RIR girls I got in August as chicks I really made a point to handle them as well as have my children handle them. This was fairly easy while they were still in a box in our house. However, now that they've transitioned to the coop we can still pick them up, handle them and feed them by hand. This was not always possible with other chickens I've had in years past. So I guess there's something to be said for disposition through nurture.....Now if I can have similar luck with a Roo...[​IMG]



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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine all get lots of individual attention as well. I think it does make a difference, however, a rooster with raging hormones can just surprise you, no matter how much he's been handled in the past. The best thing is probably to start with a breed known in general for being even-tempered then handle them like you and I do from hatch time and then the chances they'll turn on you may be lessened. My flock rooster, a Barred Rock I bought when he was ten months old (more like rescued from less than desirable circumstances) wasnt raised by me, obviously, but he is good as gold.
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both my EE's are very sweet, and they don't crow.
     
  9. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's ???? What are they ?

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  10. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are easter eggers.
    My dark brahma bantam is wonderful.
     

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