Funny purring rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OurLittleChickenFarm, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. OurLittleChickenFarm

    OurLittleChickenFarm Miracles Happen

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    I have an 18 week old EE rooster named Warlock. He is "second fiddle" around here. Second in comand to Boss, the RIR, senior rooster. Boss wants all 10 hens for himself and poor Warlock has to be really sneaky. He will spy a hen off by herself without Boss around and race to her for a surprise quickie. Then he does the dance for her. I know that isn't unusual behavior but after he does that he will snuggle himself down by a fence post or the barn, fluff his feathers, and make a satisfied purring noise. He won't stay there long - 30 seconds to a minute - then get up and walk away. Have any of you noticed your roosters doing that?

    It is so funny. He keeps us laughing. I wish I had a picture of him doing this but it is the kind of thing that is hard to catch.

    Brenda
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  2. Firework

    Firework Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is beautiful!! Is the noise kind of like a pig? Not the snorting that a pig makes but a almost kind of growel?
     
  3. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brenda -
    If Warlock is the gray, white, and black creature drinking out of the bowl, I can explain why it sounds like purring. [​IMG]
     
  4. lovemychicns

    lovemychicns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean. Jasper always sounds like an elephant. Some time I will try and get a video of him. Sometimes he even sounds like he is laughing.

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  5. OurLittleChickenFarm

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    Quote:How funny! You got me on that one. It was the only pic I had of Warlock and I wasn't even thinking of the cat in there with him. [​IMG]
     
  6. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya'll are funny! The cat & the rooster are very pretty! Maybe he has been hanging out with kitty a little too much! [​IMG]
     
  7. OurLittleChickenFarm

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    Quote:It is a soft contented purring sound. Not loud or shrill. Maybe he is just happy and proud of himself. [​IMG] Whatever he is doing, it is sweet.
     
  8. Firework

    Firework Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How funny! You got me on that one. It was the only pic I had of Warlock and I wasn't even thinking of the cat in there with him. [​IMG]

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  9. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually when a roo does that he is enticing the hen to start a nest in the area that he has "found'. It is alot like a purring noise in a way. I love to watch the roos do their dances and running after the hens; especially the little banty roosters in all their glory!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. OurLittleChickenFarm

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    Quote:That makes perfect sense! It explains why he does it up against something like the barn or a grassy fence post. Maybe he is trying to create a flock of his own and seperate the hen from the other rooster. Hmmmmm...........

    Like you, I'm really enjoying watching the roosters. I never knew how gentlemanly, generous, and proctetive they can be.

    Thank you!
     

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