Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JodyJo, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOOOO....I have this adorable chick...

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    and for the longest time didn't know if it were a rooster or pullet...I figured out it is a cochin/silkie mix

    so today, I watched my rooster "mate" with HER...they are both 16 weeks...phew, I fell in love with her look, she won't let me
    touch her, but I love the way she looks and sounds...

    So roosters, don't "jump" other boys do they?!
     
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  2. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    'Course they can! All animals have gay members and homosexual behavior now and then.
    Pigeons, dogs, cats, lizards, even chickens.
     
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  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That's a pullet.
     
  5. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have a lesbian hen... she has jumped on the other hens trying to "due the deed" UGH! [​IMG]
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I used to have a rooster and a male guinea who were in love.. and yes. they took turns trying to breed each other (we are 100% positive that both were males).. sadly a fox ended their love affair...
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha.....funny....!

    I hope she is a pullet!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 16 weeks, that's a pullet. Mounting is different than mating and is a common social dominance behavior--so I kept trying to explain to folks at the dog park til I got disgusted and left.
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha...got ya.....this is my 2nd year with chickens, last year I ended up with 9 roos..no pullets, so its all new to me to watch...that makes sense!
     
  10. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    Actually that's one argument for "the gay gene," chickens aside... If homosexuality happens among animals, why couldn't it be biological among humans too?

    Now, back to the regularly scheduled topic [​IMG]
     

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