1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lurky, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would like to know peoples feelings/opinions on banty roo's vs. std roo's?
    I would like to have one rooster. I would choose an americana/araucana rooster
    if i were to get one. As for consideration to any neighbor, would a banty roo's wakeup call travel less being small? Or is it louder? Also are the smaller banty roo's more or less aggressive? and i see pics of kids at shows holding roo's, so i want to know if you only have one and handle it, it can be nice?????? or are they all mean? Any input will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    thats a tough one!
    I have had 2 silky bantam roos and both were very well behaved towards us. I havent had a standard roo so I cant tell which is louder, Ive heard that bantams make up for their size in their voices!!
    not sure if its true though.
    what size are your hens?
    If you get a nice young roo it should bond to you if you spoil him and get him used to being handled.
    Roos are great watchdogs too, mine carries on if some children start screaming in the park while they play, also when loud drunks walk past he carries on.
    Mine gets up at 7am so hes very good!!!
    Hope you get the info you need.
    Otherwise just get one and eat him if hes naughty!!!
     
  3. wlz77

    wlz77 Out Of The Brooder

    72
    0
    39
    May 1, 2007
    PA
    my bantam roos crow does not travel far at all .Our chickens are outlaws ( were not allowed to have them in are township) and we still have bantams roos my neighbors love them. they like to hear them when they can often they say they can't hear them at all. with the new coop they can't watch them anymore so now thats what they complain about. i have great neighbors though. we do keep them in the coop till about 7:30am so that helps. we are having a problem with the one roo being aggressive were dealing with it.
     
  4. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    639
    1
    161
    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    Too bad you don't live closer, I have a Americana that I just found out is a Roo after think he was a hen all along. He is about 8 weeks old and the way I found out wasn't his comb (not red yet really) It was because I walked by yesterday and he CROWED (more like all scratchy weird loud noise) but I recognized it.............anyone near MI want him?
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,912
    17
    201
    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    If you are keeping any bantam hens, you should only have a bantam rooster. He will be able to service the standard hens just fine but a Standard Roo can injur a banty hen very badly. You did not say what sort of flock you have.

    There are many very nice well behaved roosters in both standard and banty. Auracauna Rooster can get very big. I saw at the fair last year and he was just huge. The advantage with a banty is that they are more manageable in general due to size. Good luck with your decision.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hi. Thanks for the response. I have 2 buff orps and 2 blk ostralorps std size........i have 2 silver laced wyondottes but one turned out to be a banty. I have 2 ameraucana and 2 araucanas. I would not get a std roo........but i thought since the araucana and ameraucanas were not as big as a std hen.......i thought the rooster might be smaller too. So it looks like i would need a banty americ/araucana if i were going to get one at all.
    I love the blue wheaton roo.......so beautiful!!!!! Any more feedback on the banty roo is welcomed......thanks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by