Is there such a thing as a docile Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    I'd like to get a roo but I don't want a mean one. (I know... I know!) Is there a breed of hardy roo that generally is gentle & nice? I plan on getting a mix of Welsummer, EE, Delaware (if possible), Red & Black Stars. I would like a roo to go with my girls.

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I don't want to sound like a broken record, but really, from a hatchery/feedstore it's a gamble. You might get a really sweet one, you might not.

    From my experience though, most breeds end out perfectly good in the male department. Especially Ameraucanas and Oriental Gamefowl. . . Big, sweet babies. [​IMG]
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I see lots of ads on craigslist for free roosters. You'd probably have your pick of the litter. And yes there is such a thing as a docile roo, we had a white cochin rooster named Joshua when I was little. He was an awfully sweet and friendly guy. Our serama roo is very sweet too but that would be more of a joke than anything else.
  4. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    We have 3 [​IMG] All wyandottes!
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    We have 2 sweet boys - 1 salmon faverolle and one buff orpington
  6. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I have a Bantam Roo (not sure what kind, pic below). He is the sweetest boy. He likes to fly up to my shoulder!!!

  7. rainierlass

    rainierlass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2010
    My one and only roo is a 1 year old Blue-laced Red Wyandotte - he is extremely docile as well - never challenges me and since I re-homed his brother in September I have not heard him crow! I do miss that tho [​IMG]

    He is from a local breeder ........not a hatchery bird.
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have two very awesome roo's They wouldn't hurt a flea (Well maybe a flea) LOL They let me hold them and even follow me around. They have never chased my girls (Ages 5 & 3) They put up with alot because they do chase them. I have two others who would much rather peck your eyes out then look at you [​IMG]
  9. ChickadeeMom

    ChickadeeMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    West Virginia
    Nuttyredhead....that is some type of japanese bantum (i believe) i have a black one just like it, Bruce is his name. he wasnt my favorite when i got my chicks at a week old so he isnt very friendly but i have 3 other free range roos Delmer, Earl and Frank lol delmer isnt as nice and frank is my newbie (both are cochins) but earl is a maran and sweet as can be!! he makes funny noises when you pet him but he never chases me and he is actually a good sport about letting our "cattle" dog herd him to the barn delmer and frank object to the fullest extent. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    My folks have a laid-back and friendly roo -- he lets the girls boss him around and is clearly behind a few of them in the pecking order. He resembles a Delaware but no barring so [​IMG] He comes from the chicken equivalent of a puppy mill proving that good lineage is not a necessity for kindness of spirit.

    Honestly, I think it's a crap shoot. If you're up for it, you could get a shipment of assorted roos dirt cheap (or free if you order from Ideal and need packing peanuts for your size of order) and then pick your favorite when they're old enough to show their tendencies. The others could then be rehomed or sent to camp freezer.

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