What kind of standard roo should i get

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  1. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello everybody.

    i have like 30 standard hens and 6 bantam roosters and 15 bantam hens and whenever i want to hatch some of my standards eggs they aren't fertile. my banties are to small to do the job. ive been trying for 2 years not just to make sure they wherent molting or since its winter but there not doing it.

    so my question is what kind of standard rooster would be good for light brahma hens, white plymouth rock hens, barred plymouth rock hens, mutt hens, BSL hen, and RIR hen.??? any help woulld be great.
     
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  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I think you should get something along the polish line. [​IMG]
    Seriously though, if you got a roo the same breed as one of the hens, you could produce purebred chickens and some interesting mixes.
     
  3. Barnyard

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    I would have to say a Barred Rock roo. I have 6 hens and 1 roo and he is a gentle giant. He is so good to his girls and doesn't mind us bothering him at all.

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    ETA: I wouldn't put a standard roo in with bantam hens though. He could end up hurting them.
     
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  4. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few different breeds of hens but I love my RIR Rooster he is pretty gentle until you mess with one of the hens then he gets pretty protective and he is a very pretty bird. Plus with the flock you have you would probably get some sex-links from him which would make it easier to tell them apart when they are hatched.
     
  5. Barnyard

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    Quote:I'll have to say that the RIR is good for protecting his girls, but I have one and he is a "BRAT".
     
  6. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i was thinking about the barred rocks but what do you all think about a BO roo i had one a long time ago but he died or old age. i liked him alot he was so gentle. i loved him very much.

    here are my bantie roos that aren't doing squat.

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    and i also have a white silkie roo but hes camera shy!

    but you would think that these guys ^^^^^^^ would be doing the job!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great play on words... Don't do squat!!

    After having seen a pic of Melissa's (Pasfinofarms) Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, I can only say, "WOW!" that is the kind of roo for me. Probably one of the most beautiful chickens I've seen a photo of.
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I used to have a Phoenix roo (killed by evil neighbor dogs) that was great. He was gentle with the hens and never attacked humans. He was big enough to breed the standard girls but not so big that he hurt the bantams.
     
  9. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about a Light Brahma roo? Your bantam roos are taking care of your banty hens;) I love my BO roo and my banty roo but my Black ameraucana looking EE roo is a caveman w/his ladies so he's on serious watch for the freezer since I've hatched out some of his sons...the hens scream and run, whereas w/the other two roos the ladies are treated like queens and the kiddo's are cherished. I'm posting pics from last week later today...
     
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  10. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yahh i think im gonna get a barred rock or BO
     

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