Need a rooster for my flock... which breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by noitulover, May 8, 2009.

  1. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When all the chicks are grown up, I should have about 10-12 hens in my current coop.

    We have a chick that I thought might feared might be a roo, but people on here are saying pullet...

    so if i end up with all hens, i am going to need a rooster!

    any opinions on which breed are the nicest?? (i don't have a lot of experience with roos)

    i was thinking possibly salmon faverolles or black copper marans?
     
  2. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you know this is going to be a matter of opinion [​IMG] What's great about it is that you'll get many ideas.

    My most docile and friendly is a RIR, followed by a buff orpington.

    My most aggressive ones were araucana or araucana mixes. It never failed, they were my worst.
     
  3. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whereabouts are you located? I have and extra RIR roo and he's a sweetie
    Hubby and I were gonna cull him because he's not growing as quickly as my other 2 are and he's got a ring of 'smut' around his neck, I think it's pretty, but it's not exactly what you want for breeding from what I've read. And he's got a crooked comb, it's kinda like an elvis curl or something lol But he's also the one that I let myself get attached to, his name is Ricky Bobby and he is a goof and a sweetheart. If I can, I'd like to see him go to a good home, but so far it's been looking like he's gonna be dinner. He's 16wks old now and my big boy has started picking on him.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I have an Araucanas roo and he is sweet as pie and a breeder I know said that they are all generally sweet I think EE roos are nasty but it really is the individual roo.

    I know someone on BYC in NJ looking to unload 2 Black Cooper Maran roos (young) if you are interested, I have a few from the wade Jeanne Line as well for sale also and can ship I also have Araucana roos and Ameracauna roos available [​IMG]
     
  5. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i'm in VA, around the Richmond City area. He sounds sweet!
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    What breed are your chicks?
     
  7. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    There's a pic of him, its about a week old but you can see what I mean about the smut and the comb lol
    ETA: I just talked to my hubby and he said he's kinda looking forward to having some fresh rooster but if you want him we can work something out
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  8. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a friend who has a farm and raises chickens, so when we ended up with a rooster we rehomed him to the farm. They liked him so much they ended up getting rid of their roosters and keeping him.

    He was eventually killed by a coon in a late night sneek attack. They recently bought a male chick of that same breed because they thought he was so great.

    The breed.........



    Salmon Faverolle!
     
  9. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've heard so many good things about the salmon faverolles roosters!

    i'm tempted to get a few eggs and try my hand at hatching and keep a roo!
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Breeds where the roos have a BAD reputation:

    RIR
    New Hampshire
    Plymouth Rocks
    Asil
    d'uccle


    Breeds where the roos have a GOOD reputation:

    Brahma
    Silkie
    Marans
    Faverolles
    Modern Game


    There are always individual exceptions to both lists, but if you have kids, you really shouldn't get a rooster from the bad reputation list unless you can absolutely keep the kids and birds separated .
     

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