My Silkie rooster just can't...do it

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suebee, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    He's almost 9 months old but still can't manage to mate right. He started out at 7 months mounting backwards, which was funny as heck. Now at 9 months he's still not getting it right. He'll do sideways, offways, upways, anyways but the RIGHT WAYS! He's got lots of hens to "practice" with but still can't get it right! I feel so stupid leaning down to watch saying "a little to the left...Nooooo, now a little to the right...Now down a little, NO!...up a tad....so on, so on.
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Been there, done that. Some roos do eventually get it right. Others are idiots their whole lives. I have a little 1/2 lb. roo right now that tries his darndest to mate my 8 & 9 lb. brahma hens. When he pulls a sneak attack the girls have learned to just lean forward; sends him tumbling over their heads. [​IMG]
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

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    Quote:Been there, done that. Some roos do eventually get it right. Others are idiots their whole lives. I have a little 1/2 lb. roo right now that tries his darndest to mate my 8 & 9 lb. brahma hens. When he pulls a sneak attack the girls have learned to just lean forward; sends him tumbling over their heads. [​IMG]

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  4. Seriously? I live in a development and have all hens and NO experience with roosters. But this post TOTALLY made my crappy day just a *little* bit better. Good luck with the boy.... [​IMG]
     

  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Shoot, he did a hen backwards again. Kinda reminds me of "There's Something about Mary". [​IMG]
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    Mine eventually figure it out.
     

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Maybe try some 'how to' videos? [​IMG]
     
  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] ...he's a silkie, so you may need to trim the fluff around his eyes so he can see the video first!
     

  10. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Songster

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    Maybe you can get another rooster, to show him "how it's done!" lol. this post is Hilarius. i have never had to deal with this thank goodness. but i have always had a mature rooster with the juvenile breeders to keep them from becoming to feisty.
     

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