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At what age do Roosters mature sexually?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kidd42, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an 18 week old bantam Modern English Game hen rooster, tonight he mounted our Austrolorpe who iis two years old and appered to have done the deed with her. Is he old enough to mate and fertilize her?

    This is our first time with a roo, and are still adapting to having one in our flock, as the girls are.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  3. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies, I will be checking the eggs.
     
  4. Kelles

    Kelles New Egg

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    Our 8 week old Orpington rooster (raised by a bantam who is in the photo) just mounted his "Mum".
     

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