Ameraucana - head swivel, strutting; do pullets do this? pic included

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickabella, May 19, 2008.

  1. chickabella

    chickabella Out Of The Brooder

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    My seven pullets are about eight weeks old now, and are in a coop that opens to a small covered run. I bring them out once a day to run around, and get my Great Pyrenees pups accustomed to their presence. The Ameraucana, which is supposed to be a pullet, acts differently than the others. She mostly stands around, swiveling/bobbing her head, sometimes striking a "prizefighter" pose. A friend remarked that in a coop with no roosters, sometimes a pullet will take on rooster-like behaviors. Is that so? If true, would this be the case with the Ameraucana? Or perhaps did I get a rooster by accident? Many thanks...

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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail feather look pointy in the left pic, could be a Roo.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I see saddles and hackles so he's a guy...
     
  4. chickabella

    chickabella Out Of The Brooder

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  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I adore your avatar ducky.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    That's a boy Easter Egger, if I ever saw one. [​IMG]

    PS: I have four that feathered out like yours.
     
  7. chickabella

    chickabella Out Of The Brooder

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  8. chickabella

    chickabella Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Guess my girls won't be lonesome for company... thanks for your reply!
     

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