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Rooster trouble

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by New Chick2, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. New Chick2

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    Hi, I'm having some trouble with my roosters. I got a batch of 50 'aracaunas' free with my cx cross I ordered from a hatchery this spring. They are now around 15 weeks. The problem is they have selected a few and are trying to mount them. Is this normal behavior?
     
  2. kittykitty30

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    Absolutely! They are trying out their first mating skills. Separate them from your hens if you don't want fertilized eggs.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I doubt that you got Araucanas. As far as I know there are no hatcheries that sell (or give away) Araucanas. They are very expensive to buy when you can locate a breeder of quality chickens.
     
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  4. New Chick2

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    I think there is actually a mix of araucana (rumpless), Americauna, and Easter Eggers by the looks of it.
     
  5. New Chick2

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    I don't think there are any hens in their coop. That is why I am concerned.
     
  6. New Chick2

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    However, I may be wrong and maybe the ones being picked on could be hens if that isn't normal behavior.
     
  7. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures? I'm pretty good at sexing birds as I've had chickens for most of my life.
     
  8. New Chick2

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    I will get some today of the specific birds that have been getting picked on the most! Thank you. :)
     
  9. New Chick2

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  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Those roosters are Easter Eggers.
     

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