SF bay area-- Wanted: Young rooster for free range

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by Poop Cleaner, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Poop Cleaner

    Poop Cleaner Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have a rooster that needs a good home: I am looking for one lucky young rooster to add to my flock of laying hens for a free range situation in rural Half Moon Bay.

    This bird will have a long and happy life with lots of ladies if he fits the following criteria:

    1) CANNOT be human aggressive.
    2) Must be of a dual purpose heritage breed, preferably: Dominique, Black Australorp, or Rhode Island Red
    3) Older than 20 weeks preferably.

    I am happy to pick up the bird from a reasonable distance from Half Moon Bay, and perhaps pay a reasonable amount for the right bird.

    Please contact me if interested. Happy holidays.
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I've got a bantam Splash split to Chocolate Orpington cockerel. Visually he is Splash, but carries one recessive copy of the Choc gene. He's a bit big for a bantam, so I won't be using him for breeding. He's never been aggressive towards me.

    I can take some pics tomorrow, if you're interested.
     
  3. Poop Cleaner

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    Hello, thank you for your reply. I am sorry, but am not interested in bantams for fear their size makes them vulnerable to predators in a free range situation in a rural area.
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Oh. Well he might not be the right guy then, even if he is a bit too big to be a bantam.

    Here's a pic anyways. Good luck!
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  5. Poop Cleaner

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    Very cute.
     
  6. Dirt Farmer

    Dirt Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Colored Dorking cock that is 14 months old. Of my three cocks he is number 3 in the pecking order. He hates to be caught and will struggle if picked up but has not been aggressive. He will hang around for food handouts but stays 3 or 4 feet away. He has the appearance of a Red Dorking. I used him as a breeder a couple months ago to bump up the color in my flock. He was successful, with fairly good fertility and hatchability. I live in Pilot Hill, which I think is about 2 hours from Half Moon Bay. I would be willing to meet up on 50 or 80, as the last 20 minutes is grueling driving for many people. I'll drop you pictures if interested. I'm NPIP CA-339 if it matters to you. [​IMG] This picture is on The Dorking Breeders thread - Page 56, where you can double click on it to get a bigger better view of him.

    Add: If you want to spend the time and gas, he's otherwise free.

    Add: Just checked Google Maps, closer to 3 hours travel. As I said could shave off 20-30 minutes by meeting at freeway.
     
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  7. Poop Cleaner

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    Thank you. He looks magnificent but unfortunately you are a bit too far from me. I may actually be picking up a rooster this weekso this thread may be closed soon enough. Thank you for all the offers. I appreciate it and am sad that so many roosters need homes.

    I wonder if I should start an all rooster flock in a separate area of the ranch.
     
  8. Dirt Farmer

    Dirt Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I broke the news to him.
     
  9. Poop Cleaner

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    :)
     
  10. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't have an all rooster flock they will kill each other one after another
     

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