whats the meanest toughest baddest rooster?

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  1. Tropical food forest

    Tropical food forest Junior Member

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    Lets say i wanted to have multiple flocks

    maybe a few ducks in the yard due to their amicable temperment and good dining manner

    a few geese in the enclosed orchard, ranging into the field with the cow sometimes

    a chookhouse with deep litter that gets feeder rations, tablescraps and veggie purinings and grows plump utility breeds, as well as a few cohabiting guinea pig or rabbit for the pot. nice fat docile breeds.

    and now i walk beyond the pail. out into the Zone 3 & 4 food forest. Theres 2 or 3 Henhouses far apart raised against predators that i can turn the water off on and make them move on to the next. Just like graziers do with cows

    out in this neck of the woods the chooks forage hard. They get some low season feed, they never starve – just enough to keep them honest.., mineral supplements, worming lousing dusts etc but lets say 80% of calorific intake comes from what they find. A system mapped out to provide year around

    If you’ve been to country SE asia you may get to try Kampong chicken, village chicken. Lean tasty, pearly white bones and thrice the price of intensively farmed chicken. Also the only chicken worthy of religious festivals.

    my grandparents told me about roosters they had down in pemberton on the forestry huts. Back when west Oz was still a bit wild.

    A bad bad rooster that would attack anyone or thing that tried to hassle his hens.
    and when hes was done with that harem, hed trot down the road (attacking passerbys)
    and after beating up on resident rooster(s), inseminate other flocks.

    in the end it took a garbage can lid as a shield , a tin helmet/faceshield and an axe to subdue this bugger. And no-body enjoyed the meal, regrets all around the table for such a magnificent animal.

    The Rooster is a force of nature. Gallant and well..cocky. worthy enough to gain a place in the chinese zodiac

    My question is
    Where do I find such a beast nowadays? What gallant cockerel should I plant to lead my exterior flocks?
    He needs to be very savvy, but also very cock-sure about his ability to ward off predators
     
  2. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

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    Thus the saying 'cock sure of himself'.

    I haven't had enough experience with different breeds but we did have a Red Ancona we called Mini, he was a fierce and beautiful bird. Also Mr Black (Australorp) was pretty fiesty in his day and didn't let anyone except me get near him and his girls. My feeling is that has more to do with the individual than the breed. I also suspect they become a little more wild and protective when it is a free ranging flock.
     
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    pippimac Junior Member

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    We had a light Sussex rooster when I was a kid. Massive, vicious and dangerous. He scared the crap out of me. Whatever you do, if you want wily, wild and staunch, keep away from Orpingtons. My rooster looks like an ambulatory butterscotch and has a personality to match.
     
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    Our meanest roosters are decendant from a Plymoth Rock and are protective of the girls to the end which may well come one day as being in a chook dome with a cranky rooster is not fun.
     
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    Try a Red Jungle fowl , supposedly the origin of our domesticated birds .
    Was given a massive mean one we called Rambo who survived several python invasions that took his harem .
     
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    I don't know the answer but i wonder will this rooster be able to defend your hens against snakes?
     
  7. paradisi

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    much tougher and more protective than any rooster is muscovy drake,

    I had one that killed a fox
    they have massive claws on their wings that are lethal
    they protect chickens and ducks a\
    same drake also ate a fully grown guinea pig in one gulp
    his wing span was over two meters and he weighed more than 10kg

    as for roosters the most viscious Ive seen are white leg horns - one I had gutted a miniature fox terrier - the dog survived but stopped stealing the chook shit
     
  8. hendon hens

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    Definitely the meanest rooster i have ever owned is the white eared black Spanish. He has attacked all of us since he was very young, and we tried everything to make him stop. My father has had blood drawn on many occasions and in the last attack the bird jumped on his back...we ended with a couple of chicks out of him, the hen is beautiful, but the young cock is exactly the same. He's for sale as the two birds don't get on at all!
     
  9. Fernando Pessoa

    Fernando Pessoa Junior Member

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    Big Snow, the largest chicken on record, weighed 23 pounds, 3 ounces, and was of the breed White Sully developed by Grant Sullens of West Point, California, USA, and was owned and bred by Ronald Alldridge of Deuchar, Queensland, Australia, Big Snow died of natural causes on September 6, 1992.Perhaps Mr Alldridge is still breeding these monsters?Of course the best things always come from Queeensland.
    Best wishes Fernando
     

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