Originally Posted by lalaland
Hey, about roosters.....
Ralphie's creamer roo crowed after he had been here a few days. tentative crows. but then, he let loose and crowed multiple times in a row. a hen walked over and semi charged him, no contact, roo backed off, and......I think he has been silent ever since.
He is eating, roosting with the flock, behaving normally, but no crowing. I think Ralphie said he is about 4 months old?
One of the benefits of roo's is that wonderful crowing. Do I just have to give it time? Should I be worried somethings going on? Or maybe he just feels too"junior" yet?
I don't think I've ever had a silent rooster unless there was another rooster there.
I am not sure of the age, I am guessing it hatched April to mid June. I know even my oldest Creamer does not crow a lot. I think there are two things Cream Legbars do not do much, lay eggs and crow.
It could be, and I think this is the most likely thing, the hen that charged him was the Alpha bird and she does not want to lose her position to the young upstart. She is going to defend it at all costs. The rooster being young and not having been dominant, just does not have the courage to challenge her yet.
(And here comes the statement to help get your blood rushing)........
When he realizes he is a male and nature made him the dominant sex he will become top dog,,,,,,,*
* Tell your Mom about this statement, to make up for that thing she said and I said Yes too without thinking!!! (ROMLMAO!!!!)
For the rest of you, know Lala's Mom is a sneaky ol lady!!!
Edited by duluthralphie - 10/28/15 at 6:28am