Are roos more 'tame'?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EggQueen, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all.

    I have a whole pile of ~3-4 month old chickens, all different breeds, and the two that I suspect are roos (silkie bantam and araucana) are the only two who will let me pick them up and stroke them, who will sit on my arm and eat mealworms from my hand. Is this at all indicative of gender or is it just coincidence? [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes roosters are more tame. This is because they are more bold and less afraid of new things than the pullets. However, some pullets are like this too. It really depends on the specific bird-- I've had both tame roosters and flighty roosters, and some very sweet pullets.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quite often, yes.

    It's very common for folks to post pics of a chick on here, hoping against hope it's not a rooster, because "it's the friendliest one" "it's my favorite", etc. it's been pointed out on this board that a baby chick having the confidence to approach a much larger, scarier human in actually a form of aggression....but we're humans so we say it's friendly instead.

    I really can't tell from the pic if they're roosters or not....actually it wouldn't matter how good the picture of the silkie was, I still wouldn't be able to tell [​IMG] but other folks here can, at least once they get older.
     
  4. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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