My mother is up visiting this weekend and this morning when I was feeding, she was hanging out watching the chickens. Our EE cockerel Twinkie (don't ask) tried to mount one of the Black Star pullets and she ran away shrieking. My mother began hollering at Twinkie and telling him "Stop it! Stop it! Bad rooster!" "Mom, he was trying to mate her." "Oh!" Twinkie tried again a few minutes later, seizing the pullet by the back of the head. She shrieked and cried, struggling to get away. Before Twinkie could mount her, three of the grown up Gold Comet hens ran over and knocked Twinkie away from the pullet who ran and hid for awhile. I just thought it was great that the females came to the aid of a fellow female. I'm glad to know that they have a woman's support network!