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Chickens grooming each other

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Hi :) I got a bantam frizzle cochin for free at a chicken thing yesterday... he is VERY interested in mating, unlike my sex-link rooster.

well, Fluzzard, my Cochin rooster was sitting under my deck with "his ladies" and his chest was puffed out and the hens were preening him... not pecking, but a nice gentle picking. does anyone else's rooster do that?

 

also, can you breed sex-links??

 
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post #2 of 6

yeah they will preen each other it is a sign of respect, and yes you can breed sexlinks but at the moment I can't remember any  mixes, I think there are a few that if you cross a certain hen to a barred roo the chicks will be distinguishable some way but can't remember

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I have three new companion chickens.

A youngster/cockerel who is very kind with the two hens, both old ladies.

Phoenix often preens both hens while the three of them are snuggled together in a dust hole they excavated by team effort.

They are a delight to watch.

 

birdfreak

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awesome, what breeds do you have.

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I was wondering what would happen if 2 sex-links mated and the eggs hatched... what will be produced???

 
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post #6 of 6

I don't believe that the sex link part would carry over, I think it is just a one generation thing, if I remember right.

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