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In late summer, a young bird's fancy turns to love...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Henicillin, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    ...or hormones, your choice.

    One of my eleven-week-old SS cockerels, although he isn't yet crowing (that we've witnessed, anyhow), is nevertheless feeling a stirring in his blood. He's beginning to eye the pullets with lascivious intent, which would impress the ladies were he a mature, studly rooster. As he's still just a little squirt, though, his sizing up of the ladies comes off as rather pathetic and desperate, and makes me want to hand him a copy of "Backyard Poultry" magazine and let him into the storage area in the coop for some private time. This afternoon, he spotted one of the 16-week-old Buff Brahma pullets lounging in a dustbath with her big, fluffy backside facing him. Evidently he found the sight enticing, as the little brat waltzed up behind her and, in a rather matter-of-fact manner, climbed aboard, grabbing a beakful of feathers to steady himself. Now, I seriously doubt that he knows exactly what he's supposed to be doing up there, only that it involves being atop a hen, because he stood there for a fraction of a second with a distinct, "OK, now what?" air about him.

    Much to his surprise, the Brahma was NOT won over by his stealth mounting, nor by his smooth charm or good looks. She let out a outraged squawk, leapt to her feet, rounded on him, landed a good, hard peck on his back, and proceeded to chase him all over the run, shrieking her indignation and hurling curses at him the entire time. It was absolutely hilarious - my neighbors must have thought I'm a complete loon for sitting out in the run and laughing. [​IMG] So much for that!

    A cockerel can't get no respect 'round these parts...
     
  2. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omgosh I loved it! Oh the things that we see in our very own backyards [​IMG] what a wonderful story. Please tell some more when you get a chance! They are hilasious
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] VIDEO - We need VIDEO!!!
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hahahaha! F.U.N.N.Y!!!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  6. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor guy, he needs to work on his moves.
     
  7. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean - our young SS roo is way smaller than one of our RIRs. A few nights ago I saw him leap on her back and start moving away. The RIR is so much bigger than him she hardly knew he was there! Kind of like a little jet on an aircraft carrier. He came to after a moment and wondered, "what am I doing here??" and then hopped off and grabbed a restoring snack [​IMG]
     
  8. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Apparently the Sussex young'uns are a bit slow on the uptake!
     
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    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is FUNNY!! How about a portable stereo and some marvin gaye? lol
     

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