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Rooster just tried to mate with the other rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cmlew99, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little bantam rooster (15 weeks) just tried to jump on the back of my other "rooster" (doesn't really crow that much, and has never tried to mate with the hen). Does this mean that the "rooster" he jumped on is female?
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be my first guess. I'm no expert, but my boys know who the girls are. I think he may be telling you that that is a girl. Good luck.
     
  3. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if said "rooster" looks like this?[​IMG]
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    We really need good side views of the bird in question to give you any sort of gender feedback.....being able to see the saddle feathers, tail, etc are key.
     
  5. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. That is interesting. That does look like a roo. But I have some girls that have nice combs and wattles.
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  6. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boys are easier to tell apart.
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  7. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, this is hard. Edith (the chicken in question) does make a weird howl noise sometimes with the bantam crows. It sounds nothing like a crow, but perhaps Edith is just learning. I'm an ameteur, but it does look like she/he has saddle feathers.[​IMG]
     
  8. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers are this bronzeish color, and slightly pointed.
     
  9. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ninety nine percent sure Edith is a roo, which is why this mating attempt is so confusing. He is at the top of the pecking order, protective of his hen, but friendly towards me.
     
  10. cmlew99

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    [​IMG]

    Edith's tail about two weeks ago
     

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