I was surprised to hear Kashmir crow. After I noticed his masculine traits at 5 weeks old, I took him to the vet and had him caponized when he was 9 weeks old. I was aware that the process wouldn't absolutely halt his male development, but now that he's 25 weeks old I thought I was in the safe zone. Apparently not! At least he's always been very quiet, so his crows were pretty pathetic without the collar. It was a full-fledge crow, but about half the decibel that I would expect. My room is right next to the coop, and no one else even heard it. My pulled Pocahontas can be louder than him!
Kashmir hasn't even attempted to crow since I put the collar on, and he's already pretty much used to it. The four other girls, however, aren't. It's funny to see them chase him around trying to peck at the strange Velcro contraption around his neck. He's always been the submissive, cowardly one; which is another reason why I never expected him to crow! I'm just glad I prepared just in case and bought a collar.
My boy is all grown up!
Edited by Chewbagawk - 11/22/15 at 10:05am