Dominance Behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by goldtopper, May 17, 2011.

  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    I've got 3 GL Wyandottes and 1 Blk Australorpe. My 1 wyandotte has a little but further developed wattles and comb- not too much, just a bit and a little bit redder. No noticeably different spur developement. This one runs up to the austro and they both stand on their toes and their neck feathers are extended. That's the end of it- no pecking or anything. They generally get along great.
    They are all supposedly hens and I'm hoping this is still the case!
    They are all 11.5 weeks old. Please tell me I don't have a roo....or two!
    These critters are so sweet I've become quite attached to them and I'd hate to give them away.
    I can post pics later if that helps.
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    My girls do this all the time. They're establishing a pecking order. Sit back and enjoy the show.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Pullets will do this play/posturing as well as cockerels so this alone does not necessarily indicate that you have cockerels.
  4. CheekyChooks

    CheekyChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    Pictures may help ... one of my silkie crossess looks like it is developing these blue irredescent wattle blobs on the side of his/her face ... not sure if that means he/she is a roo and I though wattles were always red or maybe black?

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