No no no!!!!! My Ms Frizz the polish frizzle is crowing (possible polish cochin mix). I am broken hearted. She is somewhere around 12 - 14 weeks. Recently a friend (who has had chickens since she was a child) assured me she was definitely a hen from her small pale comb and no sign of wattle. Since that visit 2 1/2 weeks ago Frizzy's comb suddenly took on a life of it's own. It has gotten bigger and wavy and redder. and 5 days ago she began crowing. But, there is still no sign of wattle. No sign of wattle at all. Is this normal? I have read here that some hen's will crow if there is no rooster in the flock. She is twice the age of the rest of the flock (8 in all). The layers (Faverolle. Wyandotte, and Dominique) have almost caught up in size although they are half Frizzy's age. She doesn't have the very bushy topper of a full polish hen but she came from a bantam farm that has silkie, cochins, and polish penned together. Frizzle's and sizzles and naked necks. So she could be part cochin. Her topper furls forward instead of back like all the other Polish roo's I have seen. Any thoughts? Male or female? Will a wattle suddenly start growing as the comb did?
The first picture is when I brought her home almost 7 weeks ago.
about 12 days ago
6 days ago
and it has continued to grow. Will try to get a clearer photo later when husband is home. So hard with her feather topper hiding it.
My township says no roosters. It does not say no crowing hens, LOL.