submissive roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7&8, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. 7&8

    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Change of pace on roo behavior: submissive roos - [​IMG]

    The old boy:

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    Sassafras is a 30 wk. old Salmon Favarolle, and the past few days, he has begun squatting for me. [​IMG]

    He's definitely (NOT - based on following sage comments, which if you're new to chicken keeping, you might want to read!) a roo, with spurs to prove it. He has yet to crow, though talks a low, raspy blue streak in certain (challenging to him) situations, like when one of his hens hops up on my shoulder, or I'm in the coop & he comes in to supervise. I've yet to see him, from afar or otherwise, mount a hen, though they're all squatting fools. [​IMG]

    He's a real cream puff kinda' guy.

    Anyone else have casper milktoast roos? And if so, what breed is yours?
     
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  2. ther00ster'scr0w

    ther00ster'scr0w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's cute!

    Sounds like a roo, but he doesn't seem to have the comb for 30 weeks, but I don't know the breed.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure SURE he's a roo?

    From your pic I don't see saddle feathers or hackles... and the comb is quite small... Um.

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  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Ditto. Are you sure that's a roo? [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ain't no rooster! Aside from no secondary sexual characteristics of a male, that is hen coloration. Faverolle roosters are darker colored. Remember, "Singing girls and crowing hens, all will come to no good ends."[​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a hen to me. BTW......hens can get spurs too. It's not just a male thing.
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ditto........Pop
     
  8. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a hen.
     
  9. 7&8

    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @!*$%#! Oh, for Pete's/Petunia's sake! [​IMG]

    @!*$%#! Dudes, I'm totally ashamed...[​IMG]

    @!*$%#! For 30 wks. I've been treating Sassafras - now "Sassafras Jane," apparently, as if s/he was a roo. Ya, know, doing my best not to mess with his hens too much; editing greetings to the girls to include "him"; patiently waiting for saddle & tail feathering to appear.

    Oh, for Pete's/Petunia's sake!

    Oh, for the love of a five toed chicken!

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  10. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA! CONGRATS ON THE ROO/HEN. She is a cutie no matter what. Sassafras Jane!

    On the other hand I have had a hen with a full spur.hen I got her I quaranteed her for a couple of weeks,then introed her to the flock.She took charge instantly with dat spur.

    Then for some time we didnt have a dominant roo,so one of our hens was making a loud "Squark" in the morning to emulate a roo.Funny stuff.We have had some of our hens talking in a low-barry white-ish type of tone,but I guess that was natural.
     

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