I have a blue ameraucana cockerel named Athos. He's 22 weeks old, and he's not crowing or trying to mount ANY of my girls. I put him in with one of my blue ameraucana girls, but he was so terrified of her, he wouldn't go near her. And I never saw her being mean to him. She pecked at him a couple times, but nothing malicious or anything. I do have another older cockerel who is 9 months, and he's definitely the dominant boy, but even after separating these two, Athos wouldn't even try breeding her. Is he too young still? I've heard of much younger cockerels trying to mate, but I'm not sure if my older cockerel is making Athos take a little longer, even though they're separated. Does anyone have experience with this, and if so, how old was your more submissive cockerel when he finally decided to "go for it"? I don't know how to help him be more confident, and I could really use some help.