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Choosing a Rooster???

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

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    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

    Dec 16, 2008
    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]
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  3. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

    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!!
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I already made the choice.

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

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    I say ameraucana too. Nice looking roosters!

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