Rooster question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by norcalsteel, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. norcalsteel

    norcalsteel Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a rooster so over the summer I let a broody hen hatch some mutts from a local egg seller who has roosters.i was 99.9% sure I had all pullets. Today they are just over 3 months and Ive been noticing the same white chicken mounting one of my older brahmas. I've noticed this on multiple occasions to the point of fall off, so now im assuming my pullet is a rooster even know there not a large comb or tail. So whats the latest someones had a rooster go without crowing at all and at what age will this roo be fertile?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Pictures? Males have pointy hackle feathers, and do start crowing at some point, which varies a lot. I've got a cockrel who's 22 weeks old and no crowing, and had a Fayoumi cockrel who started at four weeks! He probably won't be fertile until all the male traits appear (I think). Mary
     
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  3. Codilynn

    Codilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    When I didn't have a rooster, one of our hens would "mount" the other hens. I am not sure why but she did :/
     
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  4. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens can 'mate' as a sign of dominance. However 12 weeks is still pretty young, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if he just hasn't crowed yet. Mine didn't start until about 18 weeks.
     
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  5. norcalsteel

    norcalsteel Out Of The Brooder

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    i still think its a female, i'll try and get a pic up later if I can. i never actually seen a rooster and hen mate but it cant be much different then my ducks...lol.
     
  6. norcalsteel

    norcalsteel Out Of The Brooder

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  7. huntergirl25

    huntergirl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    The one in the back does look to have more male related characteristics
     
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  8. norcalsteel

    norcalsteel Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought so too however the one in front is doing the mounting.
     
  9. huntergirl25

    huntergirl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard to tell from that pic because it is so far away what type of combs do your chickens have?
     
  10. huntergirl25

    huntergirl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff rooster does not have any male feautures/feathers other than his comb
     

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