17 week old ee roo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bryan8, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 17 week old ee has not crowed yet or even tryed to. When wee he start and when will he start being fertile and mounting my hens? The year 25 week old pullets beat up on him.

    He still has a really small pea comb

    Bryan
     
  2. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, MY 7 month old EE/Dorking roo "Mully" is the same - tiny comb, has yet to crow ... when I got him at 4 months of age I thought he was a hen because he didn't have any sickle feathers yet. Now, he is clearly a rooster (and so very sweet, a real cuddly guy) but doesn't crow either. On the plus - an excellent lead guy who watches his girls very carefully when they are free ranging and rounds them up for me and brings 'em back into the coop. So I guess the question is: Do EE roosters mature later than other breeds????
    Laura
     
  3. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will he be fertile
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Are you sure its a boy? [​IMG]
     

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