20 weeks old... hen or a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thechxwhisperer, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Bilbo.
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    He is 20-22 weeks old. I am not positive that he is a rooster. Also, I don't know what breed he is.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's a cockerel, no doubt. Looks like a splash Ameraucana.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Splash Ameraucana cockerel.
     
  4. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Good! When should cockerels start crowing?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster. As for when cockerels begin crowing, it varies. Rarely, they start at 3-4 weeks. More commonly, they begin crowing at 8-10 weeks. Some, like your rooster, wait longer. I suspect that Bilbo will begin crowing within a month.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on Splash Ameraucana rooster.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, yeah, he can start any time now. I've had them crow in their first week of life, so it varies a great deal. But, I agree with everyone else on the cockerel part.
     

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