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Nice Roosters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantyHugger, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    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?
     
  2. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    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?
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think Plymouth Rocks are supposed to be more gentle (there's always mean ones, though)
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well if your RIR is nice, and he is a roo... whats the problem? He can fertilize your hens....
     
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  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    OOHHH... well then he's fertilizing something else then! Sorry bout that!
     
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    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.
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    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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