Salmon favorelle roosters ... Temperament?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 4kids*2dogs, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. 4kids*2dogs

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    It seems one of our "hens" is a roo. Does anyone have experience with salmon favorelle roosters? It will be the only male with 8 hens, one of which is a salmon favorelle pullet. Are they typically nice roosters? It is from a hatchery.
     
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  2. comerspoultry

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    4kids*2dogs :

    It seems one of our "hens" is a roo. Does anyone have experience with salmon favorelle roosters? It will be the only male with 8 hens, one of which is a salmon favorelle pullet. Are they typically nice roosters? It is from a hatchery.

    Don't know about hatchery birds, but my boys are calm. But boys will be boys, when it comes to breeding season​
     
  3. 4kids*2dogs

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    Quote:Don't know about hatchery birds, but my boys are calm. But boys will be boys, when it comes to breeding season

    So how quickly do you need to grab the eggs if they have been fertilized???
     
  4. keesmom

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    4kids*2dogs :

    It seems one of our "hens" is a roo. Does anyone have experience with salmon favorelle roosters? It will be the only male with 8 hens, one of which is a salmon favorelle pullet. Are they typically nice roosters? It is from a hatchery.

    Are you positive it is a roo (as in crowing)? One hatchery I know of has some really mismarked pullets. Some from them have a LOT of black and make you think roo when it's just a badly colored girl.​
     
  5. 4kids*2dogs

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    Quote:Are you positive it is a roo (as in crowing)? One hatchery I know of has some really mismarked pullets. Some from them have a LOT of black and make you think roo when it's just a badly colored girl.

    No, I am not certain but it is jet black and has all of the markings of a roo. Below are some photos if you would mind taking a guess. Most have said it is a rooster. They are 6 weeks old.

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  6. Baybrio

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    I'm not a long time expert with Favs but I have had three Fav roosters. They were all a bit shy, but always nice roosters, never aggressive toward humans and on the low end of the pecking order with other roosters. I don't keep any aggressive roosters and have never had to send a Fav rooster away. I sold two to a breeder and still have the third. One rooster should be happy with eight hens.
     
  7. Doctim

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    Mine are very Docile. Good the their hens and not interested in chasing the grandkids.
    Tim
     
  8. 4kids*2dogs

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    Thank you everyone! I am not as nervous now!
     
  9. keesmom

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    Yes, that one is a roo. I have 3 of them and they're all fine with people.
     

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