"Radio Rooster"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MsAudrey1388, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. MsAudrey1388

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    When I went to go pick up our new pup a few weeks ago, I was surprised to discover the variety of roosters the owner had :( . One that did catch my eye was a BEAUTIFUL and COLORFUL! The owner called it a "Radio" breed. I've extensively searched google to find it, and all I've come up with - is that its a cross between "Araucana & Silkie".. Hopefully, experts like yall could point me in the right direction- and hopefully I'll be able to find some around my area :) .
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    Here is what I found on BYC
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  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know what he was talking about as far as "radio" goes - but that's not an Ameraucana, or EE cross. It just looks like a game cock to me.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a game rooster so the radio could do with a well known breeder or a blood line in the game birds. Best bet is to ask on the game bird thread.
     
  5. MsAudrey1388

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    Thank you for your help! Those sites had some BEAUTIFUL birds :) But would ya'll recommend my search of the roo for the sole purpose of chicks and hen protection? Is that kind of roo appropriate for the backyard with kids?
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  6. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't keep game roosters with other roosters (hence the tethers on their feet in the pics, it gives them some freedom to move around while also keeping them out of reach of each other), as they are extremely aggressive towards them and will often fight to the death. However, games are not usually aggressive towards humans, only other roosters. They are very good hen/chick protectors are are hardy, intelligent birds.
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 but I have seen a few game roosters running free range with other roosters just fine, I don't know how they did this though. I don't do games, but a neighbor use to and they were fine towards me and my kids (my kids are little).
     
  8. MsAudrey1388

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    so what kind of breed would ya'll suggest in my good roo hunt? we have barred rocks & PR & PB, good with kids, protective against predators?
     
  9. donrae

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    IMO roosters and kids are an iffy proposition. You need to closely supervise their interactions and cull at any sign of aggression from the bird. Kids have been severely injured by roosters. Roosters are full of hormones and not meant to be pets, so you're kids will need to understand the difference between them and the hens.

    That said, each bird is such an individual it's hard to recommend a breed across the board. Giant breeds like Cochins and Brahmas are known for being very laid back. I'm not sure what you mean by protective---honestly, most roosters won't die for the hens, they're just the ones on guard duty and give the alert for anything unusual. Pretty much any rooster should do that, and if you don't have a roo one of the hens takes over that job.
     
  10. juliechick

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    There is a variety of Game chicken called a Radio Kelso.
     

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