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What are Black Australorp roosters like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TinyLittleFarm, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 4 week old BA roos. I bought them as straight run day olds..not a pullet in the bunch. We can't have roos, so I am finding new homes for them. We have found one friend of a friend with a farm who would like to add a couple of roos to his flock, but he only wants them if they are unlikely to be aggressive birds. So far they are pretty sweet. They have been handled daily.

    I know it depends on the individual bird, but if you have BA roosters would you recommend them as a usually pretty friendly little guys?
     
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
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    I asked this one once. The answer I got from the rooster owner was that he/she really liked the BA rooster.
     
  3. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was not agressive to me.......but we only had him a few months .....and then something killed him [​IMG]
     
  4. Texasboy4ever

    Texasboy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had one that was mean to me, the only time he made a fuss was when he thought I was messing with his girls
     
  5. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my BA going on a year now, he was given to me with his gals. so I guess he is going on 2 years old now, I have never had any problems with him, all the neighbors kids play around the free rangers and he is polite to them as well. Only good things to say about mine (knock on wood)
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    They are great! Very docile. I have never had one of mine attack me. More than one will fight each other. But, that's with all roosters. Very nice breed to have.
     
  7. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Thanks for the replies.[​IMG]
     
  8. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my BA roo is a doll, i dont handle them often but when i do hes gentle, i can mite dust him alone (and hes gotta be like 10 lbs) with ease, and he is the most attentive roo to his ladies [​IMG] i love him
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Your Welcome. I don't think you would be disappointed with the breed at all.

    Here's a couple of mine: They are much older now, and much prettier and bigger. The girls are excellent layers too.


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  10. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your Welcome. I don't think you would be disappointed with the breed at all.

    Here's a couple of mine: They are much older now, and much prettier and bigger. The girls are excellent layers too.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34583_rooster2.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34583_hen1.jpg

    Just curious.....Do the birds in those pics have yellow on the bottoms of their feet? They look soooo similar to my Jersey Black Giants, I just had to ask [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I have some BA's as well, but do you know any other ways to tell them apart, (JBG's and BA's), other than the bottom of the foot color thing?
     

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