What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by S*T*A*R, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first successful chickens in March 2010 and they're about 20-30 weeks right now. I've been noticing a very strange behavior. My two Americaunas have been jumping up and down and repeatedly striking at each other. I do not know the sexes yet, but could one of them be a rooster? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Post pictures to identify gender, males and females will fight for pecking order.
     
  3. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The picture that i have for my avatar is one of my americaunas. The other one is slightly darker. Plus i don't know how to post pictures. [​IMG]
     
  4. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
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    S*T*A*R :

    I got my first successful chickens in March 2010 and they're about 20-30 weeks right now. I've been noticing a very strange behavior. My two Americaunas have been jumping up and down and repeatedly striking at each other. I do not know the sexes yet, but could one of them be a rooster? [​IMG]

    99% sure your avatar is a pullet ; and its an EE , not an Ameraucana . As already stated , both sexes spar for flock status .​
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it sounds like they're trying to duke it out to establish the pecking order.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  7. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So all ya'll are saying that a cock and a pullet are fighting over pecking order?
     
  8. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, If they are both pullets they are fighting to establish pecking order. My hens do this sometimes.
     
  9. pawprint2104

    pawprint2104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Americauna looks like my EE. My EE was advertised as an Americauna, but through research, I discovered her true EE status. She's lovely and produces beautiful blue/green eggs.

    My Rhodies and EE exhibit the same body-slamming behavior. Nobody gets hurt, and they don't appear irritated, so I don't get too excited about it. They kinda look like schoolboys on a playground, which makes me laugh at them. Anyway, I wouldn't be too bothered by it, provided there are no wounds or injuries [​IMG]
     
  10. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not worried about them pecking at each other, i just need to find out if one of them is a rooster. I'm not allowed to have roosters, so i would need to get rid of it.
     

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