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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

    Dec 6, 2008
    Tustin, CA
    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

    Feb 15, 2009
    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

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    A dominant hen will sometimes assume the role of roo, hard to tell without pics.
  4. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    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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