My Narragansett tom is the best of the best of the best of three generations I've raised. He is a beautiful bird, docile with humans, about 22 pounds at 11 months He's been strutting for months and was the alpha jake of last year's brood. I sold off his parents as a breeding pair late in the season after they produced dozens of fertile eggs. One of the Narragansett hens is finally squatting for him, after months of him chasing her around and watching her flap up to the high roosts to get away. But now that he has the opportunity, he doesn't seem to have the inherent knowledge of what to do next. He will strut up to her, grab her head, and pinch and shake until she cries. If she can, she will get away and go roost. He isn't mounting or treading. This is the first time I've had a tom that doesn't seem to know what he is supposed to do. Is this relatively common among young toms and is there a way to encourage better behavior by separating him from his hens? I thought about making a falconer's hood, or covering her heat with Blu-Kote or something else nasty, but figured I'd check here. My other pair hasn't started yet either, both are shy of one year and she's not yet looking for attention.