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Rooster Dance - Photos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissPrissy, May 4, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. At least that's where Mosby's thoughts were for a while today. He and Bonnie were out enjoying the sunshine and warm spring day. I had my camera in hand at the barn and caught him doing his dance for her a few times. I stood still as possible close by and took as many photos as I could.

    He raised his hackles.
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    He dropped his wings to the ground and did a stomp before stretching out his wings and making a 'caw' noise.
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    Ruffle and Stomp he moves up behind Bonnie.
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    I love the way she turned her head and cut her eyes at him as if to say, "What in the heck do you think you are doing?" LOL
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    She raises her hackles in warning.
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    He continues his approach.
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    And she turns away to come in around behind him.
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    She isn't interested in his attentions today.
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    She lets him know he is treading on thin ground.
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    Poor Mosby. He is quick on the run.
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    She watches to make sure she is fully understood.
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    We he turns and starts to dance for her again she warns him to keep moving away.
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    A few minutes later she was laying in the grass sound asleep in the sunshine.

    As funny as it was to watch Bonnie run him off several times while she tried to soak up the sun you have to give credit to Mosby. I stood and couldn't help but be thrilled with his mating dance and love calls to Bonnie. Bonnie wasn't impressed but I was intrigued with his wooing skills.

    These chickens never leave me less than entertained.
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    What a neat interchange. Thanks so much for sharing that story and pics!
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    They were really funny to watch. He must have danced for 2 hours today. LOL
     
  4. ncgnance

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    They are both so pretty..don't tell Mosby I called him "pretty."
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    those are some stunning birds missprissy hope he finaly gets is right and she starts producing eggs for you.

    Henry
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Well gee... look at that. They are just like any married couple! [​IMG]
     
  7. Yogiman

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    Ugh, is it safe to say that Ms. Bonnie might be playing hard to get? [​IMG] Females are like that sometimes, ya' know! [​IMG]
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

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    That is so cool!!! Thanks for sharing pictures!!
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

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    I may have to come back across those mountains... [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    They are really a beautiful pair! I love them and you, TOH [​IMG]
     

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