Banty Roosters Facing Off!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by downeastthunderfarm, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    In early August we succumbed to the impulse purchase of four bantam chickens. They were the end of season clearance chicks at $1 a piece. How could we resist? Turns out that two of the four are roosters. They've been feeling their oats lately. Pepper and Clover get into little skirmishes trying to determine who the head roo will be. I wish I'd been a little faster on the draw to frame this shot better. That's Clover on the left hidden by the upright. Pepper is the one straight on who looks like he's doing karate.

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Mine do the same thing. Only I seperate them.[​IMG]
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Quote:As long as there is no bloodshed or fighting for sport on the owner's behalf, there is nothing wrong with letting two roosters decide pecking order. Great photo shot regardless!
  4. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    I would say that 95 percent of the time they're content around each other - snuggled up on the roost together, etc. Of course they're not fully mature yet, so time will tell!
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Banties crack me up! So much ego in such a small package! And the crowing.....[​IMG]
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
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    That is too funny!!!!! [​IMG]
  7. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    we run several roosters together and they have a few squirmishes but for the most part each runs with a band of girls, usually the ones they were raised with. I check closley to see that no one is getting hurt. Banties BIG rooster in little body!!
  8. ZoeZoo

    ZoeZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    My Leghorn and Rhode Island X do the same thing... only they're hens [​IMG]
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    we have three banty roos and they are larger in their own minds than they are physically, they crack me up when they challenge each other.
    great photo, thanks for sharing.

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