RIR vs. Cochin Rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slimpys, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. slimpys

    slimpys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    We have 13 chickens that we raised since they were chicks. 2 turned out to be roosters - the RIR and the black Cochin. Which rooster should we keep for a mixed breed flock? They are only between 4 - 5 months old and both have been moderately friendly. Is one breed better/worse to have as the rooster? Any traits I should look for to help me pick? Thanks!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    As a generalization, cochins seem to be less aggressive than RIR. If at all possible, I would recommend keeping them until they are more mature so that their adult personalitites develop.

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011

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