Which bantam rooster would you keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by angus, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. angus

    angus In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2008
    So, I’m bored waiting for my chicks…

    I know all birds are individuals, but just for fun, which rooster (or two) would you keep from this list? Please share your preference/experience. Here is the mixed order I put in for my experimental first flock:

    1 each standard fem:
    - Barred Rock
    - NH Red
    - Black Australorp
    - Easter Egger

    3 each bantam strt run:
    - Mille Fleur d’Uccle
    - Buff Cochin
    - Black Tailed White Japanese
    - Quail d’Anvers
    - Buff Brahma
    - White Silkie
    - Silver Sebright
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    If it were me, I'd keep the silkie (of course) and either a sebright or d' anvers.

    Silkies are fuzzy little cuties, and sebrights and d' anvers are both spunky.
  3. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    I would keep the cochin.. I love my bantam cochins..they are so sweet...

    All but a few of my silkie hens are being sold....
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Brahma. Se big and regal. Although I can't say they are really calm...I arms and stomach are currently scratched up from holding her. Silly Big Mama.
  5. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    Silkie for sure.
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    NH Red and Black Australorp big chickens-they are beautiful and nice
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    and the Mille Fleur and Buff Brahma and Buff Cochin bantams-they are also beautiful and nice and dont eat that much and arent as loud so you might as well keep them

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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd keep the silkie and cochin :p
  8. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    If your going to have bantams then you should have a bantam roo . Too big of a roo will hurt your banty girls . Just my opinion . I had a silkie roo and he was kinda agressive.....but it could have been just him . I have 2 banty roos in with my standards and banties.....those boys have no trouble getting the job done...even with the standards ![​IMG]

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