Do I have any aggresive breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happyhens44, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    5 Barred rocks
    1 RIR
    1 White rock
    1 Red sex link
    3 Black sex links
    1 brown leghorn (shes so nice)
    1 Australorp


    Any Seem to have a ansestry to being aggesive?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'm assuming they're all hatchery stock. . .

    I've heard of a lot of cases of hatchery Rhode Island Reds/Production Reds having really mean roosters, but that doesn't mean yours will be. I've also encountered a mean Black Sex Link hen myself, but that doesn't mean yours will be. Pretty sure that occurrence is rare, but watch for an RIR rooster. [​IMG]
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Mines a hen [​IMG]
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    No, unless you get a maverick brown egg layer, those breeds are nice birds.
    ANY breed of rooster can be aggressive, but the game type birds have the worst reputation.
    I have 10 Barred Rock hens because they are just fantastic, fun birds to have around(hatchery stock, of course)-you'll love them.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Actually gamefowl although rooster to rooster aggressive are the least human aggressive chickens.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Something's missing from your list...brahmas! Talk about gentle birds. [​IMG]
     
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Sorry, you are correct.
    I tend to use the term gamefowl loosely and I need to correct that.
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    I've also heard of aggressive hatchery RIRs, but nope, doesn't mean yours will be like that. I had a very aggressive White Rock from Ideal, though.
     
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's true there are tendencies within breeds, certainly, but in the end it's an individual thing.

    Especially with hatchery birds, which they cross breed all the time. I've even read claims that hatchery RIR should not really be called RIR as they are closer to a production red.

    I've only had lousy experiences with hatchery RIR, and have owned all but white rocks, of the ones you listed.
     

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