Do D'uccle roosters have a dominant demeanor?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poultrylord, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help! I know D'anvers do, but I still wonder!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    This might come funny to some, but I would have to look up both(don't have time right now) of your last 2 words in the title to understand your question. I raise Chickens---did not go for a higher education!! LOL
     
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  3. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, somebody answer my question!
     
  4. Zip

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    Depends, what traits would you consider dominate in a rooster? One that is aggressive towards people, or just a good protector? Or one that keeps all the hens in line?

    Regardless, I imagine it would depend on the individual bird's personality. I've had roosters from "friendly breeds" who turned out to be some of our meanest roosters, and vice versa. We had a Silkie who would attack people when they were on the swing, and a Columbian Rock x Red who would run down from the barnyard to harass us as soon as he heard the front door open. We also had a Plymouth Rock, who are known for being mean, and he was quite docile, so you can see, demeanor doesn't come down to just breed.
     
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  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I haven't had many, 3 to be exact, but from what I've gathered, d'Uccle roos are pretty rough. Two attacked me while treating their bantam girls well, whereas the non-human aggressive 1-year-old I kept has developed a bad habit of bullying the larger hens with slight handicaps. (such as only one eye or a lame leg) Overall they haven't been my favorites. [​IMG] This being said, there are always exceptions! [​IMG] I'm sure plenty have had good experiences with boys of this breed.

    ~Alex
     
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  6. fowlman01

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    The males can be very aggressive to humans. It is strain specific though, so it's not all of them.

    Walt
     
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  7. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help!
     

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