So we were given a rooster. We have never had one before. I think he is such a handsome man bird!!!! Can I ask anyone here who knows roosters why the heck he beat the back of his wings together behind his back??? Probably a dumb question, but its eating at me!!
We also think that this lil one might be a rooster, but we arent sure yet. He is only 7 weeks old.
Post by crftychk13 on Mar 31, 2009 12:50:39 GMT -6
Anytime I go out to see them he stands there and beats his wings together behind his back. Not just flapping, but beating. It would be like one of us being able to click our elbows together behind ourselves. He bends his wings in a funny way and make a thumping noise with them. He does it everytime and only for a few minutes, then he stops and continues foraging. I have never seen any of my hens do it so I figured it might be something special to roosters.
We were told by the man who gave him to us that he is a mix of Cubalaya, NH Red and Brahma. I had no idea about two of these breeds so I had to spend some time looking them up, but found nothing about the beating of his wings. Maybe he is just an odd man bird!
My roosters beat their wings as a sign of dominance. Maybe he is trying to show the girls how tough and handsome he is He sure is a handsome man!! You have some beautiful birds!!!! I love my chickens. I hate they are locked up right now until the garden is done for the year, but that would be some high priced chicken food
Post by crftychk13 on Mar 31, 2009 19:36:40 GMT -6
Oh, thanks guys. Kinda thought he was showing off. He doesnt seem to crow much. Only when he hears loud noises. But he is still new here. He will find his way here. Till then he has five little ladies to keep him company. Thanks again guys!
Post by mckenzygirl on Apr 1, 2009 20:42:03 GMT -6
Excellent looking rooster you have! He's real pretty!The rooster could be showing youthat those hens are his! Reason why I say this is because you said he does it when you go out to look at the chickens. Your boys are cuties too!