20 weeks old... hen or a rooster?

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

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

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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

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

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Splash Ameraucana cockerel.
     
  4. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

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

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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    X3 on Splash Ameraucana rooster.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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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