Wife wants eye candy! Whats a guy who just wants eggs to do??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DENALI, Mar 6, 2008.


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    I want eggs and Sunday fried chicken dinners [​IMG] Anyhow i am putting together a brown egg laying flock and dont particularly care what kind of rooster to add to the coop. So my wife wants some Flashy Eye Candy type of rooster so I am asking on her behalf what you think the "Prettiest" breed of Roo is? Thanks for your input!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's really too subjective. Hard to say for someone else. I love my Blue Orp rooster, Suede, in my avatar, but I also think a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana boy is gorgeous as is a Welsummer roo.

    Edited to Add: My favorite breed is the Barred Plymouth Rock, but some people dont think they're flashy. I think they're gorgeous and I have two of those roosters.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Are you wanting to stick with brown egg layer breeds??

    Barred Rock are nice.

    If you dont care about breed

    Golden Campine

    If planning to hatch and wanting to get pure stick with a breed you already plan to get. You could always tell her you are getting Pullets, but know you will get at least one or two roos that 10% can work in your favor. [​IMG]
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Barred Rocks get my vote for Miss Chicken and Miss Congeniality [​IMG]
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I agree with the Ameraucana/ee roo suggested. I also think the cuckoo marans rooster can be really good looking birds. I have bantam roosters and i find them much less intimidating. The eggs might not always (hardly ever) be fertile..........but its not lack of effort [​IMG]
  6. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Some of the most handsome roos I have ever seen have been mix breeds! Have your wife look on the net and see if you can find one SHE thinks is handsome..Dixie
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    OH my.well for eye candy only I own one silver spangled hamburg roo...........although HE does think he is there for another reason [​IMG]
  8. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    Do let her see a picture of a blue Wheaton Ameraucana rooster. I just saw one tonight. I think the hens are pretty, too. They come in bantam and large varieties.


    Here's a place to look. The links on the left will advise you on how to acquire one from a breeder because most hatcheries send Easter Eggers instead of true Ameraucanas.
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I say she should go to feathersite and go down the list of breeds and click away. That way she can make a list of eye candy she likes and then you can pick from that depending on what is and isn't readily available. To take in mind that if she finds crested breeds or some of the more exotic types good eye candy, you may have to compromise as they may not do well in a utility flock.
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Go to the ameraucana club of america website and look up BBR or black breasted red. They are very striking.

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