Is it just me?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Reinbeau, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I get tired of clicking on a breed and being brought to the rooster picture first. Many of us who are into chickens for eggs don't want the roosters (well, one or two). I want to see the hen. I was just on this British site (with absolutely gorgeous pictures, by the way) and every breed I clicked on I had to look at the thumbnails to bring up the hens - of course the roosters are gorgeous, but I'm not going to get more! I guess it's just me [​IMG]
     
  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    ....I guess it's a man's world...even in chickens.... [​IMG]
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    What gets me is why God had to make the roos so freakin gorgeous instead of the hens....I want colorful breeds, and the only way to get that wish is to buy a whole flock of roos....
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    What gets me is why God had to make the roos so freakin gorgeous instead of the hens....I want colorful breeds, and the only way to get that wish is to buy a whole flock of roos....

    I don't know this for 100% certain but I think the original plan calls for the males to be flashier to draw the attention of predators away from the females. It's true in alot of species, not just chickens.
     
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, I believe you are right gritsar!
     
  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gets me is why God had to make the roos so freakin gorgeous instead of the hens....I want colorful breeds, and the only way to get that wish is to buy a whole flock of roos....

    I don't know this for 100% certain but I think the original plan calls for the males to be flashier to draw the attention of predators away from the females. It's true in alot of species, not just chickens.

    I actually think the males coloration is more for courtship. Some male animals dont stick around after mating. That is why female birds are usually dull, like ringneck pheasants. They blend in well with their surroundings, so its hard for a predator to spot them. But then again, I could be totally wrong!


    Those Lemon Pyle Brahmas are gorgeous!
     
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  7. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, thanks, make me feel bad. Don't let us think we have any roll in helping the family. All guys think about is sex, sex, sex.* [​IMG]
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  8. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Quote:I don't know this for 100% certain but I think the original plan calls for the males to be flashier to draw the attention of predators away from the females. It's true in alot of species, not just chickens.

    I actually think the males coloration is more for courtship. Some male animals dont stick around after mating. That is why female birds are usually dull, like ringneck pheasants. They blend in well with their surroundings, so its hard for a predator to spot them. But then again, I could be totally wrong!


    Those Lemon Pyle Brahmas are gorgeous!

    theOEGBman-you are right. This is particularily true for birds.
     

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