Will a Roo Mount Another Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jmurcks, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought three little cochins a week or two ago.
    The super nice lady I got them from said she thought they were all roos.
    They are all really young. The black one is def. a roo because he is trying to fight my two baby roos and his comb is red.
    The other two have a (very, very) slight difference in color of their combs as they are slightly lighter in color.
    The thing is I caught my grown rooster mating one of them and after the mating the "supposed to be smaller roo" shook off like the hens normally do.
    I put the two suspicious chicks in with my very protective full grown rooster (not the same one that mated the small one) and he didn't try to fight them and did his "dance" for one of them...
    Could they be hens or will a rooster sometimes mount a baby roo?
    Thanks!
     
  2. AthamGI

    AthamGI Out Of The Brooder

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    Roosters don't discriminate when it comes to chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yes, to show dominance.
     
  4. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the little one shaking off like that?
    Will they still do that?
    Thanks!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Roosters if desperate will mate ducks, geese, peafowl, guinea fowl, pheasants, other roosters, rocks, and even soap bottles as some here can attest to. The shaking off was as much as saying "Yuck, I thought this only happened in prison. Is this prison?"
     
  7. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya know they are penned up... [​IMG]
    Kind of like prison...

    Ok, thanks for helping me guys!
    I'll still hold out that they are roosters... till I see and egg that is! haha!

    Thanks!
     
  8. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, goodness! No more desperate roosters! [​IMG] My young cockerel has taken to mating my poor hen duck. Of course, last year my drake tried to mate the chickens hens too.
     
  9. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually had a HEN mount my roo! I had a stack of hay bales, and she penned him in between two, mounting him! lol
    It was funny, she showed him who rules the roost! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! This telling roosters from hens thing just gets harder and harder!
    If I saw my hen mounting the rooster I would swear up and down I made a mistake somewhere!
    Puppies are sooo much easier to tell apart than chicks, that's for sure! [​IMG]

    These poor roos are desperate... I gotta get more hens or something [​IMG]
     
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