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So the top one is my rooster and the bottom one is supposed to be a hen however she mounts all the hens like she is a rooster...is she confused or am I. She was sold to me as a hen but her behavior is that of a rooster except for crowing...HELP LOL
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:welcome

 

Sorry but it looks like two roos.  

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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What I don't understand is "she" clucks like a hen she has never crowed and all other signs point to "her" being a hen except for the mounting other girls GAH! This is so confusing LOL
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Yes, I know what you mean!  :he  "She" can just be suppressing her man-ness because you have another more dominant Roo present.

 

The hackle and tail feathers are what is really standing out.  Also hens generally don't do the mounting thing.  (Unless they are the dominant female and there is no rooster, even then it's pretty rare.)

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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Originally Posted by AFlournoy79 View Post

What I don't understand is "she" clucks like a hen she has never crowed and all other signs point to "her" being a hen except for the mounting other girls GAH! This is so confusing LOL

Every sign points to a subordinate cockerel keeping a low profile to avoid getting his butt kicked. With those saddle feathers, red shoulders and gangly look there's no doubt it is a male.

 

Is he a buff Brahma? They are slow developers. It could be he just hasn't matured enough yet to crow. Though usually they are crowing long before chasing hens.


Edited by keesmom - 2/17/16 at 3:14pm
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