In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 10, 2010
Does anyone know if roosters of different breeds are meaner than others? My Black Sex Link roosters were all mean, so they are gone now. I do have a EE rooster that doesn't seem to be mean at all. Is it the breed???

Cloverleaf Farm

Bearded Birds are Best
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
Levan, UT
It can be. It seems that you are more likely to get a nasty roo from a hatchery than you would from a breeder, since breeders tend to breed for temperament as well as breed to the standard (though I have to add I have 2 bantam COCHIN roos from a breeder awaiting the crock pot right now due to their nastiness). Sex Links tend to be more aggressive in both sexes I have found, as well as a few others that I won't mention here because people who love them will be irritated with me...

sexlink example: I had a GSL pullet that literally ATE the wattles off a roosters face. And, a friend of mine had 4 BSL pullets that she had to get rid of, because you couldn't even walk into her coop without them biting you...not pecking...biting.

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