Non crowing rooster is selective breeder

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1655ot, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. 1655ot

    1655ot Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6 month old Black Copper Marans rooster that I've never heard crow and is breeding hens but only the black copper ones. There are RIR hens in his pen also that are squatting every time I go in but I've never seen him breed them. What could be the explanation for this?
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it common for roos to pick their favorite hen(s), and leave the others alone....depends on the rooster
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find chickens are a bit snobby and prefer to hangout with their breed. I find some roosters also lazy and just over breed the submissive ones and un-impress the others...
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's pretty young though and roosters get better with age... I would kill for a good five year old roo!!
     

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