Will a roo try to mate with another roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sharksandguitars, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was pretty sure that one of my silkies was a roo until my main roo mounted it? Will roos mate with roos?
     
  2. no, and even if they did the one roo wouldnt squat so the roo coul mount it
     
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes , I have seen my dominate Roo mount my subordinate Roo a few times....until the younger one got older and now is left alone.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, they don't actually "mate", but one roo will mount another in a show of dominance. Just like dogs mounting each other. It's not sexual in any way, just social dominance.
     
  5. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have seen it. I guess he is just saying " I'm King of the coop and you're my *****" unless you see them both have a smoke afterwards. That might be a different story.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Thanks for my first BYC laugh of the day.

    My intended answer to this question was, "If desperate enough". It happens and is partially dominance but is also an attempt at reproduction. The force to pass on DNA is extremely strong.
     
  7. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always happy to make someone smile or laugh, and also try to help. Who would have guessed the B word was a no no.
     
  8. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he isn't doing it for lack of partners. I have 2 roos that I know are roos for sure. I think the 3rd chicken I thought was a roo, might not be a roo. I haven't seen my main roo try to mount my other for-sure roo, and he is the same age as the not-sure roo, that my main roo mounted. I will keep you updated.... da da dum
     

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