Rooster is Clueless!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patchofheaven, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Patchofheaven

    Patchofheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, this may sound a little gross, but my Big Red Rooster is missing the ladies. He does this little John Wayne walk, then he mounts them, (he is really fast) then he misses the target completely.

    Is there anything we can do to help him out?

    We are looking forward to having baby chicks one day, but we don't know if he is the right rooster for the job...
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    How old is he? Maybe he's not old enough to figure it out yet.
     
  3. Patchofheaven

    Patchofheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is at least 10 months old. I meant to include a pic with the original post and just realized that I have not Uploaded to photobucket yet. Doing that right now...
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I would think that's plenty old enough. Mine is 8 or 9 months old and seems to do the job. I dunno- anyone else have suggestions?
     
  5. Patchofheaven

    Patchofheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is "Big Red" - this picture really does not do him justice, I probably should have taken one with the ladies around - he is at least twice the size of his ladies.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Perhaps he's too big for them?

    I have a bantam Rooster - funny as heck watching him trying to catch the standard girls............... [​IMG]
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Does he ever get them?
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Does he ever get them?

    My bantam? Yes, but only if they allow it - otherwise he's running along next to them, hanging on to their neck feathers.... makes me [​IMG]
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Does he ever get them?

    My bantam? Yes, but only if they allow it - otherwise he's running along next to them, hanging on to their neck feathers.... makes me [​IMG]

    That must be the reason my hens are lacking neck feathers since I turned "popcorn" loose with them.[​IMG]
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think I'd rather have a clueless rooster, LOL
     

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