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Getting a roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Laura78, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Laura78

    Laura78 Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Snohomish County, WA
    We're looking into getting a roo or 2. We plan to have about 20 or so hens and don't want too many roos. What's a good breed of roos to get if we get more than one? I'm guessing with all the cock fighting back in the day that some breeds are more likely than others to fight with other roos. Who should I stay away from when getting more than one roo?

  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Avoid any of the game breeds if you don't want fighting. However, males will integrate very easily, even game males, if they've been raised together since hatch. The American breeds and English breeds tend to be pretty docile and well mannered. Cochin males are very sweet too.
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    3 roosters fought less than 2... maybe because they don't concentrate on one another..

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