4 month old rooster is still quiet...normal?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsefeathers09, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    Phoenix, Arizona
    When does a rooster start to crow? I thought by now he would be loud and bossy - but he's completely quiet and quite timid. Oh, he's a BR.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  2. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    I have one that I have never seen or heard crow, and I've had him for nearly a year. He's pretty low on the totem pole though [​IMG] They can start really early, like just a few weeks (although it will sound like a little pathetic cracking teenage boy [​IMG]). Some just take longer than others!

    I have an oegb roo that crowed at like 4 weeks, now at 5 months he crows CONSTANTLY, starting at about 5am until about 9pm. And I mean constantly, he will not give it up! [​IMG]
  3. chookies

    chookies In the Brooder

    Well, my little BR, "Oliver" is, perhaps, only 6 weeks old. He is still peeping, though once I heard a brief "ACK!" while I was tidying his digs.

    I have never had a BR rooster; just two hens. Both were sweet as could be (Sophie--my avatar--was sassy, but sweet).

    When he is happy playing outside, he trills away. Today I was gobsmacked when I was weeding where he could not see me, and instead of the peeps, I heard "purrs.

    I wonder if BRs are just more relaxed about things than...say...RIRs.
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sometimes they do not crow because they are not the dominant roo, or too low in the pecking order.

    They can start to crow at almost any age, up to a year, if not more.
  5. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    My RIR roo has been crowing since about 5 weeks? He is now about 14 weeks and crows constantly.

    My JG roo has never crowed. He is about 12.5 weeks. He is kept separately during the day but he and my RIR were in a shared (but separated by fencing) shed at night for a few months. They have only moved into separate night quarters for a week now and I caught my JG crowing yesterday. Sounds more like honking, but he is at least attempting it.
  6. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Fitzwilliam, NH
    I have a black sex-linked roo that just started crowing at 10 months.

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