Black Australorp mounting another?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickintexas, May 30, 2010.

  1. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Spring Branch
    I've got two Black Australorps. One has a nice red comb a wattles but not the huge ones of a cockerel. The other has zero comb and wattles. DH keeps trying to tell me that the one with the comb and wattles is a young rooster but I had looked into BA's and see that both sexes get the combs and sometimes pullets don't get them at all. She also doesn't have the feathering of a cockerel. Buuuuttttt.....she mounted the other BA this morning! Grabbed a hold of the back of the neck sort of mounting. They aren't even old enough to lay eggs yet!
    Is it possible that "Grim" is reinforcing her high status as head bird or am I in complete denial and she is really a he?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Animals display dominance that way, so could be two hens or you could have a not-so-stealth rooster. Post pics in the Which Breed section and the experts can tell you.

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