As far as I know...Asian Gamefowl usually mature a lot slower than all other chicken breeds. I have heard/seen different ages that can vary anywhere from as young as 6 months to 1 year...to even as late as 1 1/2 years old for some Shamo.
At what age do stags start to crow and mount pullets/hens...? Which usually comes first...crowing or mounting...?
At what age do pullets reach full maturity and can therefore be mounted by a rooster for breeding...?
I have a 5-6 month old Asil/Thai mix stag in my flock and he is starting to crow and mount one other pullet. The pullet is around the same age as the stag but its not an asian gamefowl. Its your standard run-of-the-mill mixed meat/egg layer bird. Therefore...the pullet matured a lot faster than the stag since its not an asian gamefowl breed and it started to lay eggs about 1 month ago. I think the pullets egg laying triggered something physical or 'instinctual' in the stag to start maturing fast and crow/mount, since he is the only cock/male in my flock.
Is this normal for my stag...? He looks a little young to be sexually mature. One thing is for sure...I know he is not full grown yet. He looks about 2-3 months away from being full grown and sexually mature. His crow is not that loud and refined. It still sounds very faint, raspy and not at all intelligible.
Could he be maturing a little on the 'fast' side for his age/breed, since he is my only cock and because I have him cooped up with a fully mature pullet/hen that is laying eggs...?