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I have a 10 month old splash orphington. It looks like a hen. Has a hen body but the comb is a bit large for a orphington hen but not like a rooster.  The comb is about the size of a comb on a weslumer.  Today I was suprised to see her mount another hen and breed her like a rooster.  This is a mixed laying flock , only hens no rooster. In the next pen I do have a  silkie rooster and I do hear him crowing. Since there are 12 hens in the pen I do not know if this bird is laying.  Have any of you experienced this behavior?

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Nope, but without pictures, I'd guess you have a rooster there!  tongue

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I have a speckled sussex, Sadie, that does that to Dorothy dominique constantly ! rant  somad
  She has worn the feathers off her back in some spots already  grrrrr

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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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post #4 of 13

Really? Oh wow, how funny!  I had no idea....

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post #5 of 13

I have an EE that does that too.  She has the body shape and comb of a roo but lays beautiful green eggs.

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Often a dominant hen will emerge in a flock with no roo....and handle "mating", etc.

Some time back I got a group of 8 mo old pullets from another farmer. Same thing happened - dominant hen mounting the others. After quarantine, I put them in with a roo. The dominant gal even sparred with the roo for 3 days!

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Originally Posted by Kim_NC 

Often a dominant hen will emerge in a flock with no roo....and handle "mating", etc.

Some time back I got a group of 8 mo old pullets from another farmer. Same thing happened - dominant hen mounting the others. After quarantine, I put them in with a roo. The dominant gal even sparred with the roo for 3 days!


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Mother to 1 son, 1 cat 20 1/2, two cats, Barnevelder, Welsummer, Lt Brahma, BO, , Dominique, BC Marans, White Rock, BR, Americauna, Cochin, RIRs, and 3 BJG Xs
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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post #8 of 13

Our RIR does that to the lower-ranked hens as a show of dominance.

I just call her the resident lesbihen.

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Originally Posted by JennsPeeps 

Our RIR does that to the lower-ranked hens as a show of dominance.

I just call her the resident lesbihen.


One of my RIR also does this. When ever I catch her doing this I push her around a little and tell her " hey, who do you think you are? I am the boss here." lol

 

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post #10 of 13

Yes we have a "lesbihen" as well.  wink We just laugh.

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