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Question about rooster mating another rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aoxa, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Have you ever seen this? My silkie rooster is trying to mount my buff laced polish bantam rooster.. or maybe he isn't a rooster... >_> I tried to Google this, but nothing seemed to come up. I have only had chickens for two months, but like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable about them.. Read A LOT, but this stumps me..

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    I know for sure my silkie is a rooster, and don't have a picture..

    Hope you guys can help me out... [​IMG]

    Carl is a little 'different', but we were told he was a rooster. He doesn't have the round crest as his sister does. Is it possible for a polish hen to have a crest like that?
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a dominance thing.. pecking order if you will. The one on top is 'top dog.'
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] That helps a lot! Thanks!
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forget how old is Carl? Can you get us a side shot? I'm not seeing any wattles. My Einstein got wattles at a pretty early age. I think maybe just from this picture that this is Carla.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:He's bearded, so will he still get wattles?

    We got him 2 months ago.. He hasn't seemed to grow much at all. He was supposed to be around 5 months old when we bought him. They seemed unorganized though. I would never buy from them again. Almost all have had one problem or another [​IMG] Thank goodness we found a reputable breeder with a love for poultry elsewhere! He's such a nice man, with some of the best looking stock at the poultry show we had a week ago [​IMG] We often go to him for advice, but he doesn't know anything about polish. The only problem with Carl seems to be his balance. When I drop him over the fence, he won't always land like the others. He seems really happy.. eats perfectly, drinks, poops, and isn't even at the bottom of the pecking order.

    I wouldn't cull him, but if it IS a he, I would have to be careful who he breeds with if I want to hatch chicks next spring.. I wouldn't want to pass on any genetic abnormalities.

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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the bearded mine isnt and this is my first year with Polish but Einstein has long saddle feathers and he is only 4 months old. I dont see the long saddles on yours. I'm really thinking Carla, but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe someone else will comment. I know Carls crest is a bit boyish but everything else looks pullet to me. This is a pic of Einstein see how long the saddle feathers are? I'm not seeing that in Carl.
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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:He's so cute <3 If it is a she, that would be wonderful. I would really not like to have three roosters and only 8 hens :S That wouldn't be good.. They made me take a rooster when I purchased a blue cochin hen. I might find a new family if he is too loud/aggressive. So far he is a sweetie. Doesn't like humans, but isn't aggressive towards me.. just scared.

    Does Carl(a) look sick to you? Disregard the crest. I did an awful job cutting them XD

    He doesn't seem sick, but neither did Nacho until the end. Someone said she looked sick.
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesnt look sick to me in that picture. In my experience they will get fluffed looking or moving slow wings held down. You can generally tell if one is sick. They will not act right or like they usually act. If she is a girl maybe the rooster trying to mate her is freaking her out. My Einnie is a sweety. He is low man out of my roosters. Just started to crow. I thought that boy would never crow. None of my roosters are agressive but I dont let them be.I have 2 Barred Rock roosters, son and dad, 1 silkie rooster which is hilarious when he crows, a calico cochin bantam and Einstein. So far all are young except Penguin he was a year old in July the rest are between 9 months and 4 months.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:He's always seemed a bit off, but after two months, wouldn't things have gotten worse or noticeably different? He's been strange since day 1. He lets us hold him like a baby, falls asleep almost immediately. He finally is able to fly to the roosts. But the balance thing is weird. He shouldn't fall on his face or stumble if I drop him from 4 feet, right? We've just decided that he/she is different. He still makes peeping sounds. We definitely know he is at LEAST 16 weeks old. 2 months at the minimum when we purchased him.

    Notice I keep calling Carl a boy, even though I'm pretty sure it's a she.. We will still call him Carla, and HE, even though it is most likely a girl.

    My silkie rooster is hilarious when he crows.

    Hey, another question, if you don't have a bi-law against owning roosters in your village, could they make you get rid of one if he is too loud? No complaints yet, but I just want to be prepared. Steve crows quite a bit in the morning. He's also more aggressive to the others in the morning. I try my best to appear to be top dog (or rooster), but he still does this little dance around all of the hens. Almost like he's challenging them.
     
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The law I'm not sure about. I know here it is a nusince law if neighbors complain like a dog barking you have to get rid of them, but I live in an old neighborhood. Families have been here generations and we are on the edge of town. So far my neighbors are really cool about my roosters. They say they sound better then the trains bumping all night. And I also have a 6 ft privacy fence around my yard that kind of muffles the sound. As far as clumsy, Einstein is clumsy. I think the crest gets in the way. Its funny we can pick him up anytime cause he cant really see us coming.I have trimmed his crest some but still I think not enough. I am afraid to get too close to the eyes. He isnt like the others as far as putting him down. When I even set him down he will freak and jump and then get tangled in his feet sometimes. I aslo have a barred rock cockrel that is 5 months old that is all legs. He gets clumsy at times because of that. That boy is goona be huge. He is already taller then his daddy just not as filled out and his barring is much better than his dad.
     
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