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Crevecoeur Hen or Rooster

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Looking for a little help figuring out the gender of this bird.  This chicken is currently 11 weeks old.  I'm told it's a Crevecoeur, but I can't figure the sex.  No spurs, but I'm not sure when they start growing.  Very small 2 prong comb, basically hidden by crest.  I've read that a hen will often have her comb hidden by her crest, but maybe it's still growing.  Now heres the kicker......

From time to time this thing lets out a little 3 syllable crow, a very weak "er,er, err", not the familiar longer "er, er, er, er, errr".  First time I heard it I though I surely had a rooster, but then read a dominant hen will crow in the absence of a rooster.  She is definitely the dominant one between her and my little black Japanese.

Maybe someone can confidently answer this question, or else I have to wait for a robust crow or the appearance of an egg!

Thanks for looking.

When will I see defined spurs?
When will a rooster master its crowing?
Eggs @ 20 weeks?

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post #2 of 5

It looks like a hen to me at this point, but keep on eye on this one. I think I could see some rooster feathers coming in around the hackle area at the base of the tail.

post #3 of 5

we ordered one in our McMurray order (25 chicks) along with 2 polish - I'm a newbie and our creveceour looks so like a black polish   BUT  she is the friendliest little chicken of them all. When anyone goes down to visit the chickens she is the first one to come over and say hi - my five year old loves to pick her up and carry her around and she seems to enjoy the attention.  I hope roo or hen your bird brings you as much enjoyment as ours does to us.

post #4 of 5

roo. the crest feathers are pointy. all roosters start out with kinda wimpy crows, he'll get better in a couple weeks smile btw you won't see big spurs till they're about 6-12 months and anyway, spurs aren't a great roo indicator since some breeds of hens have 'em too.

he's is a very pretty boy by the way love

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Crow's Roost Farm

 Seramas, D'anvers, Easter Eggers

We're in the process of assembling our LF Wheaten Ameraucana flock!

NPIP tested flock

Proud member of the SCNA

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roo

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silkies and (projects), sumatras, lakenvelders and (projects), frizzles, polish and (2 projects), black sexlinks, turkeys, red golden pheasants, Peepers, dogs, cats, fish, horses, wild kids, and one very understanding DH, come on over for a visit to the crazy farm

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