BantyHugger

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
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5
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Ponder
Is there any breed out there that has a reputation for being gentle? I have had really good luck with my first RIR roo but now i hear they are generally mean. I want to get a new roo so that my standard hens will be fertile. Does anyone have recommendations?
 

chickens112

Songster
11 Years
Aug 10, 2008
163
3
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Cuero Tx
I have a rir cross rooster and he is very tame and calm. Birds vary in attitude. Not all of them are going to be mean.
 

BantyHugger

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
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5
171
Ponder
I know that. Its just that OEG, Sarama, etc for example are notoriously aggressive. (not meaning to knock anyone or anything) Are there some known to be gentle?
 

BantyHugger

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,011
5
171
Ponder
Quote:Lol he got old and passed a couple years ago. Now we only have a d'uccle who has no authority over the bigger girls. They just walk off during his little dances.
 

Emzyyy

Runs with Deer
11 Years
Jul 14, 2008
2,952
21
191
Derby Kansas
I have a Modern Game Bantam Roo named Mojo that is prob one of the sweetest out of my flock of 18 and sweeter then some of the hens even he likes to sit in my lap and when I lean on the fence waching them he jumps up on top of the coop and lays down right next to my face.
 

MoodyChicken

Songster
10 Years
Feb 15, 2009
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25
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Northern California
It really depends on the individual strain. I raise OEGB and MGB, both of which are noted for mean males. My boys are very sweet, cocky as heck, but sugar sweet melt in your lap. lol. Generally, Dorkings, Cochins, Wyandottes, Silkies, D'Uccle, Shamos (varies greatly from strain to strain, they don't get along with other chickens), and Polish tend to be very sweet. But there will be exceptions.
 

Emzyyy

Runs with Deer
11 Years
Jul 14, 2008
2,952
21
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Derby Kansas
Quote:Agreed, my silkie roosters are not nice they peck sometimes when I pick them up they know better to flog me though.
 

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