Choosing a Rooster???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I would love your opinions on choosing a roo..

    IF you had a dozen hens (3 each) of Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Buff Op., and Blue Ameraucana. You have room for ONLY one roo--which breed of roo would you choose and WHY???

    Thank you so much Dixie
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    RIR because then you could breed the RIR pure, make sex links with the BR and BO (maybe not sure about that one) and the other mixings would be fun. [​IMG]
     
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  3. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would choose the Buff Orpington--I have one and he is the sweetest rooster I have ever seen. I have heard of some other breeds becoming aggressive, but orpingtons are generally calm, plus they are gorgeous Roo's!!!!!!!![​IMG] I am slightly bias though-LOL!!
     
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I already made the choice.

    I have a Blue Ameraucana.... and I hope he breeds well and crows softly.
     
  5. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say ameraucana too. Nice looking roosters!
     

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