Which breed makes a better rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jlholm, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. jlholm

    jlholm Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! I am getting a rooster for the first time to help protect and alert my girls to predators. Since this is my first experience with having a rooster, I'm wanting to get one with the best chances of being docile with me. I have the opportunity to get either a Barnevelder or Jersey Giant and I've heard good things about both! What are some opinions out there? I will get him as a day old chick and hand raise him.
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a thread that has at least 5 suggested Rooster breeds,you could check it out if ya want.It also is provided with info.
     
  3. jlholm

    jlholm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thread is called everything you need to know about roosters.
     
  5. jlholm

    jlholm Out Of The Brooder

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    Between the jersey giant and the Barnevelder, I have had a lot of people tell me how wonderful the jersey's are as roosters and was leaning that way, just because I thought the size would be bonus. Now, I'm wondering if the size would be a problem with my hens, however. I have an assorted group of hens, with the barred rocks, oprpingtons, and delawares being the largest.
     

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