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Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MamaHen18, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. MamaHen18

    MamaHen18 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell the difference between female domination and a male trying to mate?
     
  2. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dominant hen will eventually lay an egg. A rooster trying to mate will only lay... well.... hens. [​IMG]

    All jokes aside though.... there are physical differences such as spurs, feathers, colouring, stance etc that can give you more clues to their sex. Can you post a pic and tell us the age/breed so we can hazard a guess? Or just wait and see.... it'll either lay an egg or start to crow.
     
  3. MamaHen18

    MamaHen18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol i know that but what i meant was mating behaviors. I have a marans in my flock that mounts one of my hens and only that one hen(my new hampshire). The marans isnt laying or singing so i dont the the gender yet. But then i saw a hen mount another hen but i know they are both hens because they are both laying eggs. But that only happened once(well that i saw of) and the marans is constantly mount my new hamp everyday. So im confused.
     

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