Squating Roo?

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  1. abellchicken

    abellchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do roos ever Squat just like a female when you go to pet them? I have a barred rock that I think is a pullet (22 weeks). Not crowing and will squat if I go to pet her, But she has a huge comb it even flops over to the side (comb twice the size of my other two BR pullets). Do ya'll think she may be a roo? I have other pullets her age, 3 months and 1 hen 2years old. She does not try to mount anybody or feed about. [​IMG]
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Roos can squat if they are convinced you are the more dominant roo. Normally, they will leave the area way before they squat.
    Is he cornered with no way to escape when he does this ? ? ?


    My roo sees me coming and goes the other direction.
    He has not reached the point where I am recognized as the dominant roo - - -
    just a challenge he doesn't want to take on - - - . [​IMG]
     
  3. abellchicken

    abellchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in a coop and I corner it (He/She) [​IMG]. Maybe someone can tell by the pictures. Thanks. [​IMG]
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    These two pictures are her/him?
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I can not enlarge the second picture - - - but from the first - - - I don't see any pointy saddle feathers - - - so I think it is a she.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Looks like a hen ready to start laying!
     
  6. abellchicken

    abellchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!!!
     

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