Fast Maturing Rooster.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ray2310, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black copper maran rooster that is 10 weeks old (today). He has been crowing and mating with the girls in his flock-same age - since 7 weeks old. His comb is very tall, waddles are hanging down, both bright red.. it's very obvious he is a rooster... Has anyone else had a rooster that was so dominant at such a young age - if so is he destined to be aggressive and a problem boy??

    He (along with his entire flock) were hatched in my incubator - so i am certain of his age, and he did come from a standard size very dark brown egg (not bantam)
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have the same thing. Mine are 3 months old though. They are mating and crowing.
    Not sure about 10 week old chicks. That seems young to do that.
     
  3. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boys are 8 weeks and beginning their attempts at mating and act like they want to crow, but aren't sure how LOL They are also beginning to squabble amongst themselves.
     

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