Hi - Greetings from a windswept/rain-lashed island off the West coast of Scotland. I have a problem and I wonder if anyone has encountered this before. I have kept Pekin Bantams for a year and a half and they are delightful birds - however I purchased a new cockerel who is 10 months old - nearly 11 months old. BUT he just does not know how to mate, He goes through the motions of having his wing out, going round the hen in circles , he grips her by the back of the head then stands there looking at her. He may start to peck her feathers ever so gently. It is not right to laugh (NOW DON'T) but this morning he went as far as to jump on her head - he kept trying to leap on her head. Unbelievable but true. He has a choice of 2 grey hens and a black. I am getting a little worried because I adore this wee fella - he's lovely/good natured etc........and I do not want to get rid of him. Has anyone come across this issue before? He's had a month in with the hens but it's not getting any better. I would go so far as to say that he even got a little aggressive/frustrated this morning and I do not want him hurting my girls. Any suggestions?