I have a young Buff Brahma Bantam rooster (10 month old) who is in loved my blue splash silkie rooster (5 or 6 month old). They sleep together, they eat together, they dust bath together, they are pretty much inseparable. I've seen the Brahama rooster trying to mount the silkie several times. Until now I never worried about because I always thought the silkie was a hen, but now my "hen" is trying to crow in the morning and I am 99.9* sure that she is actually a he. The brahma rooster has three brahma hens, but he seems to like the company of the silkie most. When I first introduce the group of Brahma to my flock the silkie was new and very scared. He immediately attached himself to the brahma group and seek the protection of the brahma rooster ( I use to have another rooster in the flock that was bulling the silkie). Since then the brahma rooster is spending more time with the silkie than with his own hens. Is it possible that he is just confused about the sex of the silkie? Do chickens know when there is a rooster or a hen? Is this sort of behavior normal? The silkie is extremely gently and sweet. This photos are from the first week I introduce the brahma and the silkie to my flock. Poor silkie, he use to hide his head underneath the brahma rooster.