does mounting behavior always indicate a roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosegal, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chicken is about 6 months old and today I noticed the mounting behavior on several hens. My husband swears that he has heard a crow in the morning....I have had it for about 2 months. Today was the first time I have seen this from this chick and now taking a closer look it really does seem more like a roo. It is also beginning to have ploom feathers on the back end. [​IMG]
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you hear a crow,
    you have a roo..

    but not always does mounting mean a roo
    it could be a confused hen
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    A dominant hen will sometimes assume the role of roo, hard to tell without pics.
     
  4. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little girl Boston Terrier mounts her brothers. And all three are "fixed". It's common in all the animal world to show aggressive dominance.
     

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