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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Songster

    Jun 17, 2009
    West Central WI
    The DS was petting a Speckled Sussex hen. When he holds and pets a hen all the roosters come around so they can be the first to flirt with her when he puts her down.

    So when he puts this lady down, the black Ameraucana cockerel starts to do the courtship dance (as the DS puts it "I'm interested, I'm interested!"), at which she hauls off and gets on HIS back! This startled the DS (and the cockerel).

    Now he is noticing more of the Speckled Sussex are mounting the lower ranked cockerels. However, they seem receptive for the Speckeled Sussex cockerel, usually being willing participants in the usual hen role.

    The DS wants to know "Is this normal?"

    He has even named one of the girls Amazon.

  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't care who you are... that there is just funny.

    I've never seen a hen mount a roo.... yet.
  4. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Songster

    Jun 17, 2009
    West Central WI
    DS is Dear Son.

    This was a first for me too.

    These are very obviously hens too. And they really like Arthur the Speckled Sussex Roo to do things as we would expect, but the Ameraucana boys now stay clear of those Sussex girls.
  5. thegreypony

    thegreypony Songster

    Never saw that but our GLWs are the Roller Derby Queens of the coop. They tell EVERYONE what to do.... [​IMG]

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