i am thinking of getting a rooster, hubby wants a small one. what kinds are small please?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    we are thinnking of getting a rooster. hubby wants a small size one. are there any recommendations out there? thanks
     

  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    You will want to look into the bantam breeds. We had bantam barred cochins. They are very friendly. Just make sure you can handle the crowing. :barnie
     
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  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

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    Why a small one. Just because he smaller does not mean he any more quite. To my ear the smaller the noisier they are.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    My barred rock rooster is much louder in sound than my silkie rooster, but they crow just as MUCH as one another.

    Silkies are great bantam roosters. Bantam cochins, d'uccle.. There are so many large fowl that have a smaller counterpart.
     
  5. Funny, my silkie is hands down the loudest and most frequent crower ever! At least once an hour starting about 4am until after sunset. Did I mention loud? lol

    It depends on the Roo I think.
     

  6. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    no..no...no... its not the crowing. he just suggested a smaller one. we had 2 really big ones at one time. plus i think it might be easier on the girls. but no crowing isnt an issue but, now that yall mention that smaller roos are LOUDER mite mention that to him. i mean i like crowing but its doesnt have to be mind blowing [​IMG]
     

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