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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

Think I already said before on another thread you posted on, too red in the comb for a pullet. It's a cockerel for sure.
Sorry to annoy you but when can I expect a crow. There isn't any other rooster in 10 miles.
post #252 of 590
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Originally Posted by billyboy123 View Post

Sorry to annoy you but when can I expect a crow. There isn't any other rooster in 10 miles.

I have a white Jersey giant he's 17 weeks and not crowing. Some of my other boys do. Different breeds.
post #253 of 590
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Originally Posted by billyboy123 View Post


Sorry to annoy you but when can I expect a crow. There isn't any other rooster in 10 miles.

Different roosters crow at different times, I had a rooster that didn't crow until around at least 5 months. I've seen someone else's rooster crow at 4 weeks, it really depends on the bird.

post #254 of 590
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Originally Posted by nikibean View Post

Need help with gendering my cream legbar chicks.


Apparently (I'm just regurgitating information here) many Cream Legbars are becoming difficult to sex because breeders are not selecting their breeding stock based on those that displayed good autosexing traits at hatching.  If that continues then the ability to autosex them will be lost. ​Do the chicks have eye liner?  If they have a dark line from the corner of their eye going back then they should be girls.  If there's no clear, dark line then they are most likely boys.  Do post again once you know what they are as it might help someone else in your situation.

post #255 of 590
I had a mixed breed that started crowing at 6 weeks, and a Black Australorp that didn't start crowing until he was 5 months old. It's just hard to tell.
post #256 of 590
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Originally Posted by billyboy123 View Post


Sorry to annoy you but when can I expect a crow. There isn't any other rooster in 10 miles.

Like others have said, some boys start crowing at just a few weeks old. Some won't crow until 8 months or older. Most average about 4 to 6 months. But it's not something that can be predicted. 

post #257 of 590
Jae G thank you. The chicks are out of my care but their new families have my email so hopefully they'll let me know. I think part of the problem is that there was some cross-breeding going on with an EE. Maybe.
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My silkie, Sonny. She is about 6.5 weeks old. I know silkies are hard to tell but, any thoughts? Sonny is becoming a lot more shy than my other 5 but all are different breeds (Rhode Island red & austrolorps) but otherwise everyone gets along pretty well & I feel quite confident all the rest are pullets. Thanks!!
post #259 of 590
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Originally Posted by MTN Hens View Post



My silkie, Sonny. She is about 6.5 weeks old. I know silkies are hard to tell but, any thoughts? Sonny is becoming a lot more shy than my other 5 but all are different breeds (Rhode Island red & austrolorps) but otherwise everyone gets along pretty well & I feel quite confident all the rest are pullets. Thanks!!
That is a hack of a lot of comb for a 6 week old chick. That's a cockerel.
post #260 of 590

Hi!

Here is a picture of Lavander Orpington at 5 wks 3 days and Blue Copper Maran at 4 wks 5 days.

BCM is already bigger than LO and has very big and strong legs. I don't know if it's because of the breed difference.

What do you think about them being pullets/cockerels?

Thank you very much!

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