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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.
So you made a mistake keeping Damien for his looks??! So what makes a "good" rooster? Good looks, nice and friendly, yet not too rough on the girls? I still want one that will protect his girls. I guess there is a happy medium there somewhere.
Attitude (or lack of it) around people, good social skills within the flock (alerting to food, not hogging it), and moving toward a threat rather than running away. After those are met, it's all about looks. Conformation, color, and size are what the roo brings to the table.
Ummmm I won't asl
Silas is the best rooster I have ever had, or ever will have. I will cry if anything ever happens to him. He calls the girls to food, won't eat before they eat, takes treats from my hand and drops them for the girls and the chicks, is the first to call out any time a hawk flies over, and has never been the least bit aggressive towards me. I love this rooster. He is a little rough on the girls, but he only has 6 right now, so that's my fault. When I get him about 6 more I think he will be perfect.
I don't know if Damien was a mistake or not. He was very friendly until the girls started laying. I don't know if he was an aggressive Polish, or if Polish are aggressive. They don't sell for me, so it's a moot point now. I have good roosters in all 7 pens, but the silkie and Silas treat the girls the best
Are you kidding, I offer as a group from the beginning. My first lot of boys I gave away and wished I had kept my polish silkie and my silkie. The last lot I sold the barnyard mix roos with the extra girls I decided I didn't want. One buyer took all. The Spitzhauben boys and one girl I sold all together and got $5/bird. Then when I found out that almost all the ones I kept of Spitzes were boys, I let my sister have the extras. These guys are only 6 weeks. There's 4 that I am fairly sure at this point are little roos, another couple I have my suspicions on, but I'm going to wait on them cause they are nns. I have a strict don't ask don't tell when it comes to getting rid of extra birds. LOL My sister is/was supposed to take my aggressive nn roo, I already know that he will be supper wether they take him or I find alternative suckers.
Personality and looks. I like lots of color and variety. If Raven hadn't been such a suck up I probably never would have kept her because she's pretty much just black, but she' such a personable bird, I couldn't let go. I'm shallow, an like the pretty ones....lol
See, you're making me talk above your and BR's heads
That's ok, though, I'm finding the challenge makes it more interesting