what is a friendly rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ARose4Heaven, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

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    I am preparing to order some chicks..They will be mostly in coop and run because of predators. I am getting mostly Polish and other gentle breeds that do well when confined. I would like a roo to warn the girls of danger. What breed of roo is the nicest to his girls, and his keeper? I am getting these for pets that will be loved on a lot. I do have an older pheonix and a RIR Roo that free range my woods. both uncatchable, so not gonna be with my new girls.
     
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Rather than a specific breed, it depends solely on the individual. :) Both bad apples and gems will be discovered within any variety suggested, which makes pinpointing something consistently "friendly" all the more difficult.

    On that note, I've had the best experiences with Old English Game bantams. Overall, they're wonderfully affectionate birds who treat their hens like queens, and solicit hugs from human handlers.

    I'm also absolutely in love with my Wheaten Ameraucana bantam, and Easter Egger bantam men. Quite personable. Considering I've only raised one each, however, it's up for debate whether the breeds themselves are responsible....or simply natural/genetic dispositions.

    ~Alex
     
  3. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

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    Thank you for your input. I have considered a bantam might be gentler than a full sized bird
     
  4. ldrchickens

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    I have heard and read a lot about lavender orpingtons being gentle giants. For me that is wrong. I have 4 roosters and my lav orp is the only one that tries to attack. The other three have never. He escaped his pen once and he spotted me from over 100 yards away and took off running towards me all flared up! I had a rake and I one the battle by shielding by legs from him until he was done.
     
  5. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

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    Has anyone experience with Cochins or Brahmas?
     
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    My Lav Orp was a jerk, too.

    ~Alex
     
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  7. Silkies for life

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    I have 3 silkie roos and all of them are pretty calm, 2 have bantam in them so that could explain why they are nice...
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Nearly all Cochins I've encountered have been the devil incarnate. Not just my own, either. Don't let those fluffy little chunks deceive you! ;)

    That said, I'm sure there are nice instances out there, just never met one. :)

    My only Buff Brahma became highly human aggressive.

    ~Alex
     
  9. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

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    considering mille fleur or cochin bantam roo. which do you think
     
  10. Notaneggspurt

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    With two roosters on your property already they may decide is worth sticking closer to the ladies. Even if the others are penned 24/7 it could draw them back to your flock.
     

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