How old dose a roo have to be to do the deed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bryan8, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ten week old ee cockeral. This is the dyed ee I have, if you were following the other thread. How old untill he's old enough to Mate with my sex links? I want to see what the chicks will look like.

    ~Bryan
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen them mate successfully at 16 weeks. Unbelievable.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a ten week old Rock bantam mate a hen the other day. Amazed me!
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 17 week old that has started trying to jump on the back of one of my hens .... she shrugs him off though ... she is the same age
     

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