Docile Roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dimplesynn, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. dimplesynn

    dimplesynn New Egg

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    My son loves chickens. We live in a suburban neighborhood with neighbors nearby. He would like to have a rooster as well. Currently we do have 2 buckeyes, 1 mutt, 1 wyndotte and 1 silkie (he likes variety!) We have a RIR rooster who is way too agressive especially with the smaller hens and extremely loud crowing all day from 4:00 a.m. to way past 10. I would like to have a rooster who is a little quieter and much less agressive. Is there a breed of chicken that might fit in better? Thank you
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    look into bantam breeds such as d'uccle, silkies, old english game bantams, and other bantam breeds
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want someone with a quieter crow, definitely stick to the smaller Bantam breeds; OEGB, d'Uccle, Serama, Silkie, Cochin. These breeds tend to be on the quieter, smaller, people friendly, mellower side of the Bantam Breeds.
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  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Faverolle rooster are VERY docile! And very handsome [​IMG]
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    roosters will however crow whenever they feel the need to ;)
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    D'Uccle roosters! Soooo sweet and I don't have to worry about being flogged in my experience.

    They crow a little quieter than the large fowl but your neighbors will definitely hear it.

    My Nankin roos are also sweet.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    this. If your roost are illegal or a serious neighborhood issue, be prepared to go through several to find a quieter one. Or, maybe look for an older roo. My 4 year old boy crows in the am and that's about it. Multiple roos will crow more, like in competition. I don't know about bantams but brahma, cochin and faverolle roos are more docile breeds.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I've had problems with aggressive roosters and I've heard that Cochin rooster are the sweetest things. We've had to deal with 7 aggressive Ameraucana rooster and I would not
    suggest them. From my experiences my Polish rooster is the only sweet and non-aggressive roosters so far (note he's 4 months old and has shone no aggression but are roosters tend to get aggressive by
    eight months).
     
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    COCHIN!! my roo only crows a couple times a day, and is so gentle!
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  10. rsohio

    rsohio Out Of The Brooder

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    bantam cochins are awesome.
     

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