Which rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by sagicraw, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. sagicraw

    sagicraw Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking of starting a new flock w chicks. I may start with some buff orpingtons, new Hampshire reds and Sussex or wyandottes. If I have a mixed flock of maybe 10 or 15 pullets and want one rooster, which breed should I use for my rooster? I do plan on allowing some brooding if possible.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Of the breeds you mentioned, I'd suggest Buff Orpington for your rooster.
     
  3. sagicraw

    sagicraw Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. Is due to his temperment or better offspring when breeding with the other breeds?
     
  4. sagicraw

    sagicraw Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry, is THIS due .....
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Temperament, yes, and for continued good size chickens from his genetics.

    My wyandottes are less friendly than the orpingtons or any of the "red" chicken breeds like RIR NHR or production reds.
     
  6. sagicraw

    sagicraw Out Of The Brooder

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    sounds good, thanks
     
  7. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with buff orpington roo aswell. You might also like australorp, barred rock, and EE hens for a starter flock. These and the breeds you mentioned are all GREAT breeds :) please keep us updated on your decisions:)
     

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