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How do they know?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigredfeather, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I noticed one of my roos trying to mate with a smaller rooster in the same pen. It got me to thinking about how do chickens know what sex other chickens are.

    Anyone have any insight on this?
     
  2. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would guess its no different then how we humans tell the difference. Maybe your roo was just a bit confused.
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you think it is based on visual factors?
     

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