Rehoming my Rooster...wanting to try a new breed

BessieMae

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So my beautiful Americana Rooster has deciding to start attacking humans...
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. Because I like to free range my flock and I have 2 young children, I have decided to rehome him. Luckily I have found a home for him. I am thinking of trying a different breed since I love having a rooster around. I have really been thinking of getting a Buff Orpington roo....but recently found the Lavender Orpingtons. Am I right in assuming that the Lavenders will basically have the same temperament as the Buffs?
-Beth
 

aart

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You really can't count on breed to dictate docility...
....tho some breeds are generally more docile, it really depends on individual birds and sometimes genetic 'lines' of breeds.


I've read of successes in breeding well behaved cocks that resulted in well behaved male offspring....
.......and read that you don't want to breed a badly behaved cock to avoid badly behaved male offspring.

It's a crap shoot, 'breed the best and eat the rest' is my motto.
If I had small kids, I wouldn't have a rooster at all.
 

HighStreetCoop

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I second what aart says: ask about the temperament of the rooster that sired the cockerel you get and make your selection based on that. There are always PLENTY of cockerels looking for homes here on the forum. Orps in general (at least non-hatchery stock) are fairly laid back, but that doesn't mean every boy will be well behaved.
 

DanEP

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Buff orps in general tend to be fairly mellow but I have to say the meanest roo I've ever had was a orp. For some reason he hated my mother in law and would run a hundred yards to attack her.
 

HighStreetCoop

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Buff orps in general tend to be fairly mellow but I have to say the meanest roo I've ever had was a orp. For some reason he hated my mother in law and would run a hundred yards to attack her.

One of the cockerels in my brooder was like that. Just aggressive about "his" territory. Would go after my hand and was always giving me the eye. He got taken to the farm supply early on.
 

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