Suggestions for a colorful rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buster, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm looking for a breed of rooster that needs to be an egg laying or dual purpose breed and also very colorful. I already have a salmon faverolles roo and want to know opinions on anything else.

    P.S. they will not be roosting together because I am dividing my chicken coop in the spring. I just want one that's as pretty to look at as the SF.
     
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    Buster Back to Work

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  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to try a Gold Laced Wyandotte. They are really beautiful roosters.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I'm partial to cubalaya (and other longtails and gamefowl). They're supposed to be duel purpose, males mature to about 6 lbs but it's slow going to get them there.

    Ameracauna easter egger roosters throw some lovely colors and get to be pretty big birds when mature. Their daughters will lay you blue to green eggs too. [​IMG]
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I looked up gold laced wyandotte and really like those as well as the partridge. Does anyone know where I would find breeders? If I don't go w/ a roo, I'll definitely get some hens. I really like the rose combs.
     
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You might want to look at Welsummer roos. They are the "Kellogs" rooster and are quite beautiful.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I was just coming here to mention the Welsummer roos. The hens are your fairly plain little brown hens, but the roos are stunning.
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Favvorel Roos are realy cool looking so are pure Amerucanas.
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Any troubles with frostbite on welsummers? My wife was concerned about the combs because they are so large. My SF has frostbit tips on his comb from before I got him.
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh you already have one never mind
     

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