pullet practicing "I has food for you" song?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kari_dawn, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soo....I went out to check food/water/eggs on my chickies like I do every day when I get up, and my family had already let them out for some free ranging (I work nights, so get up late morning). My golden laced polish had found the meat of a crushed acorn, and began the "look, I has food for you!" song...does that mean she is a he? I have been questioning her gender since she started feathering....but the consensus seems to be pullet...then again, that was a month or two ago...her crest is still very round and soft...no hackle/saddle feathears that I see but does anyone know if pullets will practice the "I has food for you" song?
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what song you are talking about lol. post a pic.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, pullets do practice adult behavior, and the "tid-bitting" call is something a hen does with chicks. It's NOT just for roosters. Your pullet could still be a pullet. If you are as good at sexing birds as am I, you will have to wait until she either lays and egg or crows to know for sure.

    I totally depend upon my friends to tell me what I've got in my flock.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    The tidbitting call is employed by juveniles of both sexes to indicate food items to flockmates / siblings, They do not make call when non-flockmates are closer.
     
  5. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post a picture, I'm sure we coulld just tell you.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    This was very interesting to see, as it backs up my own observations. Really cool that it's an actual STUDY! Thanks so much for posting it!
     
  8. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hopeful that was what it was...my EE hen started doing that when she witnessed my OEG doing that for her adopted chicks...very cute...she looked so confused. I will get you a picture. I will be right back.
     
  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my sister got a little over-zealous when giving the two polish girls haircuts...those are scissor cuts, not streamers...so you can't really go by Mantis' crest...which is going to make this a little tougher...but here she is.

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    You can see how lopsided the bird's crest now is...it is almost non-exsistant on the right side of her head [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  10. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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