Looking for the perfect Rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pinkfeather, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Everyone!

    Well, we're looking for the perfect rooster (ya right!). We want a standard (about the size of a golden sex-link) that's a good egglaying breed, good forager, cold hardy (but can still handle the heat), and it HAS TO BE FRIENDLY.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would point you at Buff Orpingtons. They can handle cold or hot, lay good all winter usually, they fit your size requirements, and most of them really are friendly.
    Good luck
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Besides RIR, I highly recommend any rooster. I love them. Right now I have a buff orpington, araucana, and ameraucana roos. All are beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you happen to be anywhere close to south central Ky, chicknmama has roosters running all over the countryside at her place. lol They are New Hampshire Reds which are a really good breed. Look at her post on here.
     
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,

    Nope, no where near central KY. Orpingtons sound good for us. We know some one that just got some orpington chicks and might have a rooster for us.

    Thanks
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I find my Barred Rock roosters to be the best behaved.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love my Barred Rock boys. My main flock roo is a BR and I am keeping one of his sons to help dad with the "duties". Both are very sweet and easy to handle, non-aggressive to people, but good protectors.
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    My budd orp is a sweetheart. I wont trade him for anything
     
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you must be speaking of my boss roo,Papa. Sorry, he's not available,lol. My cuckoo marans roos are real gentle roos. They are large though. They handle Winters well and my marans lay very well.
     
  10. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys aren't going to make this easy for me, are you![​IMG] I guess I'll just have to see what I can get my hands on (out of all the roosters you guys mentioned).
     

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