What breed rooster should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MeadowBrookFarm, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. MeadowBrookFarm

    MeadowBrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 13 hens who need a rooster. My hens are speckled sussex, barred rock, lt. brahma, and americana. The local feed store has a Rhode Island Rooster available. Would this be a good rooster for the hens?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I would use it if it were the right price.
     
  3. chickathon

    chickathon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Reds are good roos. They can be kind of protective of his girls once established. Although not all become aggressive. Some are gentlemen. They are a brown egg layer breed too.
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a RIR would be a good choice, but in my experience sussex roosters can be good natured and lovely roosters.
     

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