picking the right cockerel

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by albird101, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cockerels are 4.5 months today and it's time they start to go to homes, I started with 5 but sold the other 2 because they were to skitish and they dident live up to my expectations, [​IMG] [​IMG] This is nugget, he's the biggest fattest easter egger that I have, he has a big pea comb, and a huge beard he's standoffish but he tends to stay away from me, he just started crowing and has a full nice crow so far, today he chased a crow all over the yard and a bout a week ago flogged my dog (no one got hurt). Also another thing that I did like is when I picked up the hen and she started screaming he came running and raised his hackle feathers at me to give me a warning, he's 2nd to top of the pecking order

    [​IMG] [​IMG] This is coco, he's the top rooster, but the smallest and he's always crowing his head off, he's not stand offish but he will confront me if his hens start to scream when I pick them up, he's scared to death of my dog and dosent find crows any danger but he's overall a pretty good rooster

    [​IMG] [​IMG] This is no name he's super aggressive towards other animals and flogged me once but I quickly out him in his place overall he's a really nice color full bird but he dosent let his hens close until he had his finish of food but he guards them well over all

    So who do you guys think shoula stay? So far I only have 3 hens but I have 14 easter egger pullet chicks that Im waiting for to grow, so hopefully it'll be 15 hens and a lucky rooster
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I like the first one he sounds like he would be best at protecting your hens!![​IMG]
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I agree. The first one, Nugget, sounds like he would be your best bet.

    They are all gorgeous though!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I would likely pick the first bird. You don't want an overly aggressive rooster that will make it hard to enjoy your hens.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Nugget sounds like your best rooster to me, but all of them are beautiful birds! I would definitely not keep the last one--aggressive roosters are no fun, and are dangerous to both people and hens.
     
  7. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked nugget but I still don't want to get rid of Coco, do you think 2 roosters for 15-18 hens is sufficient for both the roosters and the hens
     
  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Yeah that is about perfect for two roos
     

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