Cockerel’s stature could help to attract the opposite sex
QDo hens always select the biggest cockerels as their partner?
ANDY SAYS: While the size and strength of a cockerel can determine his attractiveness to hens, the size and colour of his comb and wattles also play a part. It is said that the bigger and redder these appendages are then the more likely the owner will find a successful mate. As a Brahma breeder, however, I find this a little difficult to totally accept. As most chicken breeders will know, the wattles and comb of a Brahma are relatively insignificant, especially when compared to their size, or to those of a Leghorn for example. Perhaps instead it is the funky shapes they cut in the paddock when doing the tidbitting mating dance? Who knows!