So, I'm probably obsessing over the Accidental Rooster Cogburn. Knowing I was buying auto sexed females, I did hours and hours of reading, excluding breeding, hatching, and ROOSTERS!? So now I feel I am behind the ball.
Six and a half week Golden Cuckoo Marans, with nine same age assorted breed pullets.,i mentioned in an earlier post it looks like he is counting the girls. Thats a joke, but he does run back and forth to seperate little groups, untill hes satisfied they are all present. Like his own roll call. No interaction with girls at this time. If a girl escaped the run and he did not witness it, would he know the next time he "counted" them? This question not neccessary, just because it is fascinating to me.
I was going to be Proactive and at least hold him, not for lovey dovey stuff, but just to make him stop struggling and get accustomed to it. Someone said that he recommends against doing any type of Proactive work, because if he does NOT see you as threat or competition, he very well may after he has been dominated.What do ya'll think?
I have witnessed him mounting/attempting to mount several times. I chaulked it up to similar to a young male puppy, who humps everything/everyone he can reach. And people run around the house screaming "stop humping". Now of course I didnt yell at Rooster Cogburn.....During these sessions the girl is chatty, but does not seem like she was being hurt.
NOW I have witnessed something else. He jumped on the same pullet from behind, grabbeto some neck feathers and slid off that quick, she sounded very much like it hurt/she was being chicken raped, etc. This time I screamed involuntarily, (years of dogs/horses) and he either lost his grip or was startled into letting go.
I know some other specie's females are used at the male's pleasure, but I just dont want them misused., I am thinking of squirting him with water when he is mounted and shes screaming. I know it has worked on my Cockatoo for negative reinforcement to extinguish undesirable behavior. What do you guys think?
Also, he is way small and does not seem to grow like the others. He does'nt try the huge Orpingtons!
Sorry so long. Its part of my condition, so to speak.