I need suggestions on a new rooster!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bec, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Ok, so someof you know, I lost my little Jack. I miss him so much. It just isnt right not hearing his little crow everyday. So I think I would ike to get a standard size roo in the spring. I have 7 Buff Orpingtons and would like to have a diferent type of roo. I am not planning on hatching any eggs, so cross breeding wont be an issue here!!

    What are some of the best breeds where the Roos are gentle and would make great pets. My main fear is getting a standard and having it be mean. I would like to order one in the spring in a group order at my local feed store.

    Any suggestions??
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I have a splash orp roo who is just wonderful. I sure you wouldnt have any problems getting a roo on here from a BYC member. That way you'd know his personality.
     
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I vote for Brahma or Cochin Roo!
     
  4. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your Jack......I hope he has a safe journey! [​IMG]

    Silkies, Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds are some of the friendliest breeds there is. But, generally, all roos are aggressive, but some of these breeds' calm personalities can help a little............ [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So, far, my Barred Rock boys have all been angels. And my Blue Orp Suede is sweet as he can be.
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I was thinking maybe a Blue Orp, Suede is just Beautiful!!! Very impressive!
    He doesn't need to be a different breed I guess....more of just a big beautiful guy! My husband would like to have a different color than the buffs.
    I work down at the Tractor Supply and I have had a lot of my customers say that roosters are never friendly and/or pets. Jack was a friendly little guy! He never tried to go after us! He followed us around al the time!
    I guess my main concern is my kids. I don't want one that will attack my kids..lol. I raised all my girls in the living room with lots of holding and cuddling. They are cuddlebugs to this day! If i raise him the same way, would he be just as sweet?

    Lyndatu- Thank you..I am sure he is happy now!


    Now with the Feather footed breeds, what kind of care is needed for their feet? I would imagine they would get all kinds of stuff stuck in there!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Even sometimes when you handraise them, they get too big for their feathers, though. BUT, it does help to handle them alot as they grow up.
     
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    What are the odds of the end result being a friendly boy? I am scred to get another banty...I don't want to lose another little guy!! The Kestral has not returned since that day. Maye it was just his size meal.
     
  9. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    You have buff Orps. so, why not get a black or blue Orp. roo! You know the breed already and most Orp. roo's are usually gentle.
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I think Faverolles are often one of the nicer roos, too. There are a lot of good choices available. I hope you get a really nice boy the first time. Some breeders are known for having especially good temperaments in their birds, either here on BYC or particular show breeders. That might be an option for you, too.
     

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