Out of the Large Breeds which is the most colorful rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ging3rhoffman, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I wanted to know which heavy breed rooster is the most colorful. I have my hens picked out but dont know which rooster to chose for them. I might want to have little ones later. The female chicks that i have chosen are 2 buff orpingtons, 2 black austalorps, 2 columbian wyandots, 2 buff brahmas and 2 EE.
    I seen a picture of a partridge pekin chchin, but i think he might to small.. i just love all of his color. Please help.
    Thank you

    Also, if i get the 2 buff brahma in the bantam instead of the standard, should i get a buff bantam male, or will the heavy rooster kill him?
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Salmon Faverolle roosters are very colorful.
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Oooh yes they are really pretty [​IMG] ..ahem..I mean handsome [​IMG]
  4. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    I think it depends on what you like really.

    Some people like spangles, in that case I might recommend Speckled Sussex.

    If you like stripes then maybe a Barred Rock.

    If the pastel colors are more to your liking then maybe Buff Orpingtons.

    How about iridescent plumage...then maybe a black breed such as a Sumatra is to your liking.

    Some people like the rich red of a Rhode Island Red.

    Then of course there are the laced breeds like blue Laced Red Wyandottes.

    Lots of fantastic colors to choose from!

    Urban Coyote
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Blue Laced Red Wyandotte maybe.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The most beautiful rooster I have ever seen was a buff brahma. I had one, but gave him away as a baby. [​IMG]
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Some of the most beautiful roosters Ive ever seen have been EEs.
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    I love my Partridge Rock Roos but Blue laced reds and Blue partridge are some deeply gorgeous birds. I'm going to shoot for some blue partridge birds here eventually.

    Welcome to the insanity...
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    What about blue golden duckwing Brahma?

  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    buff x blue orpington....


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