Rooster breed comparisons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by starfroggie, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some straight run chicks and so far have turned out with 50% hens to roos ratio, which I am pretty happy with. That gives me the number of hens I aimed for from the beginning. My dilemma now is which rooster to keep. I live in town so it may very well just depend on how loud any of them turn out to be. I have 1 of each that I will try and decide between; Cochin, Faverolle, Polish. I like each of them but I know that 3 roos to 5 hens is just way too many! Any tips or suggestions are welcome, esp if they are breed traits that I should be aware of. This is my first time owning chickens. I only have 2 Polish, the other one is a little pullet. Will the two Polish need each other? The Faverolle roo so far is my favorite bird, he is very curious and friendly and easy to handle (so far...they are all only a month old)
     
  2. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a White Crested Blue Polish pair and the roo was creating such havic that I culled him. Now everyone love the hen! She hangs out with some silkies and duccles and a randy Cochin bantam roo.
     
  3. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really like them,keep them awhile and wait til the roosters get closer to maturity(maybe 12 weeks+),then decide what you want to keep.The temperments may change alot from now til then.Meanwhile you got some time to decide the others destiny.
    Will
     
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    The cochin roos we've had have been mild mannered nice birds. The two polish roosters we've had were terrors. They attacked any and everything in the barnyard. Flighty little creatures that refused to be tamed regardless of handling. That being said every chicken is different your's may be the sweetest chicken ever. They wont start crowing for a while so keep them and see which personality fits you best.
     
  5. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the feedback [​IMG]
     

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