crowing roo....not mating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tsagirl, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Ok I have 2 silke roos. They both are crowing, yet the Buff Silke mates the hens and the white silke just crows!
    Will he ever mate?
    The two roos are buds and hang out together and sleep together so I dont have a rooster problem.
    Is my White Silke roo broken??

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could be the lower roo and gets kicked off when he tries, or most likely, does it when you don't look. I had a trio of black silkies, NEVER saw them mate, but my, every last egg was fertile and when ever set I got 100% hatches.
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Quote:LOL ive never heard of a gay chicken [​IMG]
  4. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Kentucky girl
    Could it be that one roo is still young? I have four roos (not by choice) and 3 try to mate my hens and one doesn't. Coincidentally the roo that doesn't try to mate appears to be the smallest and may be slightly younger and just hasn't gotten there yet.
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007

    What is so funny is my White one is the same age as the Buff(they are hatching buddies). But I was thinking that yea he might be just not as developed enough. LOL!

    He is also BIGGER then my Buff Silke roo! HA! Butt he seems to be the less dominate of the 2. He always just hangs back and lets "Leo" do the rooster job.

    Chickens are so weird. [​IMG]

    I am getting fertile eggs I guess I should not worry eh?

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