Considering Spring Additions. Need some recommendations!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicky Joy, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not interested in adding too many birds to our current flock (8 Red Stars and 6 Black Stars). I would however like to add a few Buff Orpingtons a few other types (undecided on those) and possibly a rooster.

    I'm wondering what type of rooster would be good if I'm after a really attractive bird that is likely to have a friendly demeanor. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
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    BO for sure...IMHO anyway. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    BO's are nice roosters. This is J. R.:

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  4. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been thinking about a BO roo, they look great, but I am also drawn toward the traditional big old red rooster with the green or black tail...the kind you see on all the rooster towels and statues and such. What breed is that?
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Another handsome and userfriendly breed, if for some reason you didn't want a BO, would be speckled sussex.


    Pat
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    old English Game Bantams!!!
     
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Does your rooster have leg mites? His legs look really scaley..
     
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:I think you are talking about the Rhode Island Red. Very nice looking Roosters.
    Sharon
     
  9. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you are talking about the Rhode Island Red. Very nice looking Roosters.
    Sharon

    I thought that's what they might be but I wasn't sure.
     
  10. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    RIR are mean roos. when puberty hits them they go over the top. Buffo's I have heard are much gentlier. Jean
     

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