rooster what kind to get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heeler dog, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. heeler dog

    heeler dog Hatching

    Sep 17, 2008
    I want a rooster that is friendly and good for cold climate
    any ideas?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    LF (Standard size) or Bantam? Buff Orpington roosters are very nice and do well in cold climates. A rooster with a Peacomb like Brahmas are also well behaved or mine are and they do real good in cold weather. Both of these come in LF or Bantam..

    LF means Large Fowl
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I loved my EE rooster. He had a very sweet disposition, and was beautiful. With the pea comb, EE's should do well in the cold.
  4. heeler dog

    heeler dog Hatching

    Sep 17, 2008
    Standard size is what I would like. I live in the Inland Northwest and winters can be quite cold. What are the Golden Laced Wyandotte, Barred Rock or Australorps like?
    I will not purchase until spring, along with pullets chicks, so I have some time to figure this out. Friendly is major and a good protector for the girls.
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    My first Roo was an Australorp. He was the best protector of our flock. I loved everything about him until he turned about five months old.... then he became very aggressive to our children. We had to rehome him to a lady with no kids who needed a Roo to take care of her flock.

    Right now I have a Gold-laced Wyandotte Roo but he's only four months old so I have no idea what he will be like once he matures. He's certainly beautiful.

    Some breeds seem to be less aggressive toward people than other breeds (Brahmas and Orpingtons) but any Roo can be nice or aggressive depending on their personality. And that doesn't become apparent until they mature.
  6. Mini Coop

    Mini Coop Songster

    I've had bad experiences with Barred Rock Roosters being aggressive.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    And I think Barred Rocks are the sweetest ones you could have-goes to show individual differences. I have three BR roosters at the moment, all sons of my main flock roo, now deceased. They are extremely sweet, non-aggressive, and even friendly. That breed is my favorite rooster breed. I also have a Blue Orpington rooster who is a good boy.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  8. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    heeler dog I live in Ga and have a 9 week old Buff Orpington Roo that I need to find a GOOD home for. He is very tame. Sits in my lap, comes when called and loves to be petted. The hatchery I ordered from sent 2 extra roo's in addition to the one I ordered. Let me know if you would like him.
  9. heeler dog

    heeler dog Hatching

    Sep 17, 2008
    I live across the country, inland nw, and am not ready until spring.I hope you find a good home for him.
    Thanks to all for the info.

    Chirpy please keep me informed about your golden laced roo and how it goes.

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