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New Hampshire Rooster

Hi all,
I am helping a friend find a rooster for his small flock of chickens. He would like to have a New Hampshire rooster. I think this breed is quite rare in Ireland, but I thought I would check around. Does anyone know where I could find these roosters?
As I doubt that I will find any NH roos, does anyone have suggestions on other breeds of roosters? The biggest quality that my friend is looking for in a rooster, is one that is kind toward people.
Thankyou,
Carter

Location: Co. Waterford

craigmartin
Saturday, April 8th, 2023

What breed of hens does he keep?

Joseph lawler
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

He just has 10 RIR hybrid hens. He just got them and only wants them for eggs I think. But he wants a rooster with them and he wants a really nice rooster.

craigmartin
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

That would seem a waste of a pure breed cock even if you did manage to find one. The new Hampshire temperament is also said to be aggressive. A handsome docile mixed breed would probably suit better.

Joseph lawler
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

Well, does anyone have a kind rooster of any sort available? This could possibly be a young rooster under six months of age as well.
Thanks

craigmartin
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

I have a black USA silkie rooster if it would be any use to him located in East Clare.

Glyn
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

There is a handsome looking boy also in Clare free to good home on Done deal at the moment. Lisdoonvarna in fact, where a lot of Irish people go to find a mate!

Joseph lawler
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Glyn,
Does your silkie rooster have a good temperament? Particularly a good temperament toward people.
Also, can a silkie rooster manage 10 hybrid RIR hens?

craigmartin
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Craigmartin he has never shown an aggression at all towards me and is handlable but he isn't "tame" I don't tame roosters as I find they are the ones that can turn aggressive, I would far rather they maintain a healthy respect. He has been running with 14 hens mainly a mix of wyandottes and bantams, but I have a few of his daughters coming on so it is time for him to move on.

Glyn
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Thanks Glyn. Another question how old is this rooster?

craigmartin
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Craigmartin I hatched him around this time last year from uk imported eggs.

Glyn
Friday, April 14th, 2023

Ok. Thanks Glyn. I don't think my friend is interested in a rooster that looks so much different from his hens.

craigmartin
Friday, April 14th, 2023

Did you look at the one on Done deal? He looks similar to a New Hampshire.

Joseph lawler
Friday, April 14th, 2023

Yeah. I have taken a look at that rooster. He may be an option. But it is down to what my friend wants and I am not quite sure what that is.

craigmartin
Saturday, April 15th, 2023


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