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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by azhenhouse, Jan 27, 2011.
Are Lacy Roundheads for fighting only or do they make good roosters for a backyard flock?
Any gamefowl are make just a good of rooster as any other breed, just as long as there are no other roosters in access. In fact, American Gamefowl like Roundheads are exceptionally good at foraging, protecting the flock, and sometimes good at protecting against airborne predators.
You are not going to get a better rooster for a backyard flock than an American, very hardy, self sufficient, and predator resistant. The downside is you are just not going to be able to have any other roosters.
They're aggressive by nature, right? Will they attack us or our dogs? Are they friendly with the hens? I also read that they are excellent flyers. Will they fly over a five foot fence?
I am trying to find a good rooster for my backyard flock. I have many questions
they are defensive by nature...they protect themselves and their ladies and space in general. They are nomore man dangerous than any other chicken. AS far as dogs go...some dogs will be driven back by them others will kill them and I have seen one that liked to perch on a pit. They can be as good or bad with hens as any other rooster and alot of that depends onthe eyes of the person watching...I think they make great flock protectors...strong muscles are part of their make-up...yes they can fly...just about any bird that wants to or has a reason to think about going over a fence can do it...