Roosters in a mixed flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Yellow Snow, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Yellow Snow

    Yellow Snow Out Of The Brooder

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    In a mixed flock, do roosters show a preference towards hens of their same breed?

    Do they tend to have "favorites" among the hens or distribute their affection relatively equally among the ladies?
     
  2. homesteadapps

    homesteadapps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In our experience they do choose their favorites, but they don't have to be the same variety. We've noticed the rooster that clucks loud and shares food the best usually ends up with the most hens following him.
     

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