Which breed has the nicest roosters??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by steffpeck, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I am looking to add a new breed to my flock. I want a friendly rooster. Which breed is your favorite large fowl rooster?
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Are you wanting a bantam or large fowl?
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Large fowl.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Here are some of my experiences (all I can think of right now):

    Buff Orpington- gentlemanly and watchful.
    Black/Blue Orpington- gentlemanly and watchful.
    Silver Laced Wyandotte- we put him down due to bloody attack on one of my children and me
    Ameraucana (Easter Egger)- sneaky and challenging us- several of them (but not the bantams)
    Welsummer- seemed like a nice little guy but got rid of him to young to tell
    Jersey Giant- ditto above

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
    you might like this chart

    feathersite.com is a very large site/lots of pics of breeds

    Right now I have some large fowl cochins that I am going to let grow out and see how they are. They have the incredible reputation (along with Large Fowl Brahmas) of being extremely docile roosters.
     
  5. rc50

    rc50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By far to me Buff Rocks.....




    Keith
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  6. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best roos have been the marans. They are dignified gentlemen and so are the coronation sussex rooster I had. He was King George for sure.
     

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