Fast Maturing Rooster.....

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

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    Smithfield, PA
    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 Songster

    Aug 4, 2011
    Central Wisconsin
    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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