In the Brooder
- Oct 7, 2015
I'm new to the Ameraucana group. I am in North MS. I have a small flock which includes Lavender Ameraucanas. One is a rooster that seems to be on the aggressive side. I was wondering if this is a trait for this breed. I also have 4 younger Lavenders that seem to show some rowdy behavior with each other. That could be because they are in a large dog kennel inside the main coop & not allowed to run with the big guys & girls. (They need to be older & larger since the other breeds are older & they are larger breeds.) But the rooster is almost a year old & he will jump on the pullets & the other roosters. The other roosters are all larger breeds: RIR, Orpington, large EE but size does not deter him & he usually comes out the winner. What he lacks in size, he makes up in attitude. He will even stalk them from time to time. He's always the first one to run over & get involved in the other chickens' fussing. He's extremely vocal. He crows a lot. All hours of the day & night. He crows at the train that goes through a few miles away. Or, he may just spend several hours squawking like a hen laying an egg. I would like to think he's trying to be a good, protective flock man & asserting his dominance in that role. Should I be thinking otherwise? He is not aggressive to me or my husband. Any insights on this breed's behavior is certainly appreciated.