Ameraucana Rooster w/No Comb?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swift081702, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. swift081702

    swift081702 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're new to chickens, purchased a few sexed Ameraucana chicks thinking they were all female. Well, yesterday at about 18 weeks old we heard one crowing. We were really surprised. Now, I expected she was always dominant as she always led the pecking order and is the ruler of the coop. However, wasn't expecting it crow. There is no comb or waddle on this guy, but he is a bigger bird than one of the other Ameraucana's we have.

    Is it possible for a dominant hen to crow? Here he is, doesn't look like a rooster, but definitely sounds like one.

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  2. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

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    looks like a pullet to me. . . comb usually extends back further onto the head in a roo. . . I am told that some hens will crow, especially if they are dominant
     
  3. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    I am zero help but what a beautiful bird! [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hens will crow in the absence of a rooster. The bird looks henish to me as well, but I can't tell if those are late saddle feathers coming in (the red ones in front of the tail). Can you get a pic of the bird standing?
     
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful hen....at least thats what I see when I look love the colors
     
  6. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell without seeing the bird standing, but I have 3 hens that crow. They are definatley hens, have laid eggs and been broody. I also have roosters, so I don't know why they crow but they do. They are bantams (OEG) so who knows? Maybe you have a dominant hen....
     
  7. swift081702

    swift081702 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Learn something new everyday. I guess I will hold onto her a bit longer and see if we get an egg then.
     
  8. swift081702

    swift081702 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some pictures of him/her standing.

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  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you may have a rooster.
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Looks very rooish to me.
     

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