Rooster shopping

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ash123, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for a new rooster who will be a good protector and mate. I'm also wanting something that when mixed with my different hens will produce pretty looking chicks. Right now I have a RIR and all my chicks always come out looking like little chipmunks except the Australorp mix. My roo is also very rough on my hens, they all have missing feathers on their heads and neck. Any suggestions of rooster breeds? I like the fluffy ones but I'm not sure they would be good with my existing flock. I have mostly production birds like Wyandottes, rir, Australorp, Easter eggers, orpingtons and barred rock. Thanks!
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:how about EE Rooster? you never know what to expect on each cross so that will keep cool looking chicks all the time and they are not as heavy as RIR so they will not affect hens as much
     
  3. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may just try that.
     
  4. alibra

    alibra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my English orpington roo is the perfect rooster! Mates the hens without harm, finds them treats, & keeps them in a herd
     
  5. alibra

    alibra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a really mean EE rooster.... And Swedish flower.... How about a citron spangled hamburg for color mixes? Or blue laced red Wyandotte?
     
  6. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of those I haven't heard of so I will look them up. Thanks!
     

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